We have been approached by Brian Perry Civil to see if we would be interested in fundraising.  While there are works underway to re-pile the Seaview Wharf they are required to have a Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) present to check that marine life is not being adversely affected by the works.
We need 6 members to train as MMO’s in the initial phase – we can train more later if required and we can ask others to help us out of course.
Why would we do this?
The project has offered us $40 per hour in compensation.  These funds would be paid to Rotary Hutt Valley which would allow us to continue to support the community.
What happens next?
The first part of training happens online and it is a pre-requisite to complete this PRIOR to an on-site session on a boat.
What do I get?
Observers will be provided with all the gear they require to carry out the task, including wet weather gear and PPE, including a life jacket. A huge thanks from members who aren’t able to help!
For the initial staging construction starting in May we’d be looking at approximately 2 non-consecutive days per week.
For the main piling works it could be up to 4 consecutive days per month.
How will it work?
We would share the role with Brian Perry Civil (aka Fletchers) and Centre Port Limited (aka CPL).  Shifts do start at 6:45 and run to 5:15pm.  BUT it has been suggested we do split shifts on days where works will be happening all day.  Ideally we’ll identify a roster and then it’ll be us to fill the spaces.
Site visits and talks have been offered.
They are also keen to get younger people involved – so who knows where this might lead.
For any further Information please contact Jo Newlove.