Warrmijala murrgurlayi program (rise up to work)
Warrmijala murrgurlayi program is an 8 week agriculture pre-employment program that is funded by Shell. The program aims to deliver training and employment outcomes to people who are 30 years old or younger. Pre-covid, we were running this program in partnership with Roebuck Plains Station as part of their recruitment process. 15 participants were selected to compete for 6 positions on the Station. They were required to undertake their Certificate 2 in agriculture, as well as a range of workshops relating to life skills, wellbeing, financial literacy, mental health and on country trips with the Yawuru rangers.
Jarndu rangers revegating Minyirr Park
Yawuru’s women country rangers have worked to propogate more than 20 native species local to Minyirr Park – from collecting the seeds, germinating them and planting them out. This program has formed part of the Aboriginal Ranger Program Grant through the WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. This grant has been supporting Monica Edgar and Sharee Dolby to undertake this revegetation work.
More than 700 plants and 20 species have been planted across Minyirr Park since the project began in 2018. Monica and Sharee have also been treating weeds across the entire area.
Protecting Bilby habitat project
Firebreaks and early dry season backburns have been undertaken north of 12 mile, on the border of Pio’s paddock and the the Indigenous Protected area.
DBCA provided in-kind support for this project, as well as training for Yawuru country managers and direct funding. The burning will protect sensitive bilby habitats from dangerous late season wildfires.