Jenni Loveland Albany and Surround Feral Cat Working Group Project Officer
Jenni had been with the OHCG since December 2016, working three days a fortnight on our State NRM Community Capacity Project, which aimed to increase awareness in our natural environment, the challenges faced in its conservation and management, as well as increase involvement in managing threats (e.g. by undertaking weed control, and invasive fauna management). After which she started working as sole project officer at ASFCWG, one of our community groups that we support.
Jenni started her career as a qualified Veterinary Nurse in Perth, but soon discovered a passion for native animals. After spending ten years working for a veterinary clinic that treated both domestic and native animals Jenni moved to the country in 2009; where she decided to use her love of animals in a different way, deciding to get into Landcare to help protect them from a changing world. Jenni studied Conservation and Land Management at the Great Southern Institute of Technology whilst working at several different community Landcare groups, including Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee, and the Gillamii Centre.
Bruce Radys Project Officer: Regional Estuaries Initiative
Bruce started with the group in March of 2017 and works three days a week on the Regional Estuaries Initiative, funded by Royalties for Regions. Bruce will be undertaking works to improve the quality of water entering the Oyster Harbour through the implementation of fencing, and revegetation of riparian vegetation, and working with farmers to implement best practice management including soil testing.
Recently returned to Landcare after a ten year break to run his own salvage yard, Bruce has previously worked for the Department of Agriculture and Food in areas of catchment management, revegetation and integrated pest management. Bringing with him a passion to get out in the field and implement on-ground works.
Sayah started in 2018 working 2 days a week which has now been extended to 3 day to help out on other projects. In her role as Communication Officer, she works to ensure landholders and the wider community are aware of, and have the ability to be involved in, the many exciting projects and activities which are occurring in the catchment.
She is a recent graduate of UWA graduating with a double major of Bachelor of Environmental Science and Conservation Science. Having grown up in the Oyster Harbour Catchment and been involved in many environmental project/groups since attending high school at Mt Barker Community College. Currently a volunteer committee member with the Friends of the Porongurup Range (FoPR) which is in the middle of the Oyster Harbour Catchment area.
We acknowledge the Minang and Koreng people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present, and emerging and to the wider Noongar community.