Jetty custodians start leadership program

Busselton Dunsborough Times
Members of the inaugural Busselton Jetty Crew.
Camera IconMembers of the inaugural Busselton Jetty Crew.

A year-long program educating local youth about working to become future custodians of the Busselton Jetty has begun.

The inaugural Busselton Jetty Crew involves 12 participants undertaking a 12-month program which is aimed educating a new generation of community leaders.

The Jetty Crew will provide formal leadership training, dive qualifications, project and event management training and an opportunity to ensure that the jetty is here for future generations.

They will also be taking part in the jetty’s pile rehabilitation and artificial reef projects.

Jetty chief executive Lisa Shreeve said each participant was sponsored by a local businesses which would each play an informal mentoring role in the program.

Following the completion of their Open Water Dive Certificate and leadership course Jetty Crew participants will make presentations to schools in the region about the unique marine life under the jetty, to encourage a younger generation of Jetty Ambassadors.

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