Funded by the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, this programme ran during the first half of 2016. Its purpose was to raise awareness about the North-West Wildlink and educate residents about how what they do individually on their own properties can help the NWW reach its potential.
Gecko hosted a series of community events and workshops. Some of these were more informative such as pest and weed workshops, while others were aimed at creating positive assocations through fun events such as the Nightwalk held in conjunction with the Eaves Bush Appreciation Group. This guided Nightwalk attracted over 100 people and was a family event enjoyed by many children.
The final workshop of the series was working with the Enviro Group at Silverdale Primary School to make their school pest free. There was great enthusiasm for this project at the school from the students right through to their Principal.
One fantastic result of the project is two fledgling community groups in the Redvale area who began engaging in pest control on their collective properties. This was the result of individuals meeting at a Gecko-led pest control workshop and deciding they could achieve more together.
With support from Hibiscus and Bays Local Board