Suburban Stepping Stones
Greening Australia is working with suburban communities in Western Australia to restore habitat for native flora and fauna.
Initially focused on the Swan Coastal Plain, an ecological area around Perth, the ‘Stepping Stones: Creating Healthy Habitats’ program is seeking to improve opportunities for connection with nature in urban environments. The greater range of habitat resources enhanced by the program will bring native wildlife into the suburbs and may even assist the movement of animal and plant species through the urban landscape by adding to existing patches of urban bushland.
Stepping Stones also aims to influence attitudes and behaviour towards nature. In this regard, the program is underpinned by an ‘Action-Learning’ philosophy, which leads participants through three phases of learning: discovery, learning and action. School environments are also targeted in this project through informing and supporting the Western Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative. The City of Melville and a corporate partner, Woodside Energy, support Stepping Stones.
- Stepping Stones highlights the value of nature in an urban setting.
- The program works with members of the community to increase the quality and quantity of habitat resources available for native plants and animals in an urban environment.
- The program informs and supports the Western Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative and fosters knowledge exchange and learning with other groups.