Hillman resident launches community project to rehabilitate bushland

Emily Jones with Jasmine the black headed python and a bandicoot safe house. Two children are with a native bee hotel they made.
Emily Jones with Jasmine the black headed python and a bandicoot safe house. Two children are with a native bee hotel they made.

HILLMAN resident Emily Jones has started a community project to rehabilitate local bushland.

The project is through her social enterprise Ausark Education.

The aim is to make the environment safer and healthier for wildlife.

Called Ausark Education Mobilisation, Mrs Jones runs projects at different locations that need assistance throughout Kwinana, Rockingham and Mandurah.

“The aim of the projects is to connect locals to their local environment and wildlife so that they become invested in their health and protection into the future,” she said.

“They can see the impact they can make and know that one pair of hands and one voice can make a difference.”

The first project was at Lake Richmond, Rockingham, and involved putting out bandicoot safe houses and weeding around the lake.

The next project is in January. Visit Ausark Education on Facebook for details.