Friends of the Blackwood is a not-for -profit community organization working to address local environmental issues of water pollution, salinity, riparian weeds, erosion, litter, bio diversity and traditional Indigenous knowledge in the Nannup region of the Blackwood catchment. It has been operating since the 1990’s and works to provide environmental awareness, education and experiences through community workshops, on ground projects: including re vegetation; monitoring of water, wetlands and macro invertebrates; local cultural awareness; school incursions and excursions & field trips involving a wide spectrum of stakeholders.
Through a Federal Government ‘Caring for OUR Country’ grant, community donations and the partnership and support of Nannup Garden Village Inc. the program has thrived in 2012.
Highlights have included:
Wardandi Dreaming Mandala at the March 2012 Music Festival
School student re vegetation excursions with local provenance species planting along a storm water drain system transformed into a series of riffle/frog ponds by Friends of the Foreshore, May 2012.
Reconciliation Event & Bush tucker planting, June 2012.
Frog and Macro invertebrate displays and excursions, ongoing.