Green heart pumps within new crew
The Busselton Jetty is developing a group of youth leaders with a green heart with the second intake of jetty crew members focusing on environmental sustainability.
Eight young people aged 17 to 19 have signed on for a 12-month leadership program.
The crew have had an immediate impact by co-ordinating a beach clean-up day, enjoying a private tour of the Dolphin Discovery Centre, learning about breeding programs and marine rescue.
Busselton Jetty chief executive officer Lisa Shreeve said the program built the next generation’s social connection to the jetty.
“The crew will learn how to make money to achieve big goals and ensure the jetty is here for future generations to enjoy.”
The Jetty Crew will complete an open water dive certificate in summer to be able to assist with the rehabilitation project under the jetty.
Crew member Jesse Adams said the jetty crew was a great experience for both learning and volunteering.
“It gives me the opportunity to see firsthand conservation efforts in the marine environment, that’s an interest of mine that I’m wishing to pursue at university.”
“I love the ocean and I’m hoping to get into tourism one day so it shows my experience with the community.”
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