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Noongar Boodjar Rangers Reach 100 Day Milestone

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Aboriginal NRM

This week our Noongar Boodjar Ranger team celebrated a key milestone. 100 days working on and maintaining the Northam cemetery.

In early 2020, the Shire of Northam awarded the Rangers a 3-year contract to look after the cemetery grounds. It was an important step that laid the foundation for amazing growth in contracts for the team.

From little things, big things grow

Since being awarded the Northam Cemetery contract, we have seen a substantial increase in the demand for this highly skilled workforce. Organisations such as Cunderdin Agricultural College, Edna May Gold Mine, Carbon Neutral Charitable Trust and several small community groups have sought out the Rangers to work on a wide range of projects.

In fact, our work has increased so much that we recently had to put the call out to increase the Noongar Boodjar Ranger team!

It has also provided some terrific learning opportunities including seed collection, plant propagation and chemical use.

A point of pride

The work that the Noongar Boodjar Rangers do at Northam Cemetery is a real source of pride for the team. They find the work very rewarding as they help the community to honour people passed and they receive a lot praise from visitors and the community alike.

Project Delivery Officer for Aboriginal NRM, Jermaine Davis, says, “The Ranger team gets a lot of satisfaction from their work at the Cemetery. They work really hard to ensure the place is always looking its best.”

He goes on to say, “It’s also a great training ground for new Rangers. Under the guidance of our senior leaders, these new people learn important natural resource management skills.”

The Noongar Boodjar Rangers are a skilled workforce specialising in Wheatbelt natural resource management and are available for a wide range of projects. Contact us to find out more and see if they can help out.

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