This project aims to increase the awareness and fire-preparedness of local residents of Alice Springs. Working with project partners involved in weed management and bushfire preparedness ALEC aims to increase community participation in these fields. The project involves bringing widespread media attention to the issues and concerns of weeds and fire. Through running a series of workshops on weed identification and management and assisting in the widespread recruitment for volunteer fire-fighters, it is hoped to reduce the threat to ecosystems, properties and lives through being prepared. The fuel-load surrounding Alice Springs is unprecedented and the potential fire risks are high. It is important that there is a sense of community ownership over these issues and build capacity to manage them.
(Text from NTEPA 2011-12 Individual Project Grants - accessed 16 March 2013)
People involved: Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC)
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