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SPONSOR
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HEROES
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A hand-shake between Branch Manager Amy Beaton and Boyd Wykes in February 2020 seals the agreement for Augusta and Districts Community (Bendigo) Bank sponsorship of the Owl Friendly campaign   Photo J Gherardi

SPONSOR

In February 2020, Augusta & Districts Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank provided sponsorship to the “Owl Friendly Margaret River Region” campaign created by the all-volunteer, Rodenticide Action Group (RAG).

The new financial support provided by the Augusta & Districts Community Bank is allowing the Rodenticide Action Group to purely focus its energy on protecting and caring for local wildlife by mounting a campaign to help turn the Augusta-Margaret River region into a rodenticide-free safe haven for wildlife.

80 per cent of profits generated at the locally owned Augusta & Districts Community Bank Branch is donated back to local community groups, projects and organisations within the Augusta Margaret River Shire.

In the last 21 years, Bendigo Bank’s Community Bank network has returned more than $230 million back to local communities across Australia, which has in turn, helped generate jobs and local economic growth.

Augusta & Districts Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank needs your support, so we can continue to help make a difference in our communities.

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Contact

Amy Beaton I Branch Manager
Augusta & Districts Community Bank branch of Bendigo Bank

M: 043 868 0175
E: amy.beaton@bendigoadelaide.com.au

bendigo bank sponsor logo

The Augusta and Districts Community (Bendigo) Bank is recognised as the sole Sponsor of the Owl Friendly campaign.

Amy Beaton and Janelle Koehler with Bank display 3July 2020

Amy Beaton and Janelle Koehler with OWl Friendly display

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

masked owl

Photo S Castan

Many regional organisations are backing the Owl Friendly campaign through promoting awareness and taking action within their areas of influence and responsibility.

masked owl

Photo S Castan

Many regional organisations are backing the Owl Friendly campaign through promoting awareness and taking action within their areas of influence and responsibility.

Undalup Association

Through the Owl Friendly campaign to tackle rodenticide poisoning of our wildlife we are responding to an invitation by the Undalup Association of the Wandandi People to join with them in ‘Caring for Country’. As expressed in the Kaya (Welcome) on the Undalup website:  “Kaya, Nala Maat Kaya Noonduk (Hello, Our Family Welcomes You) to Wadandi Boodja (Saltwater People’s Country). We all come together on Boodja (Country). Whilst on Wadandi Boodja, we ask that you respect the area and walk softly on the Boodja.”

The Masked Owl, known as Yornitj in the Dworden language of the Wadandi People, is a ‘spirit shape-changer’ of deep cultural importance.

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Nature Conservation Margaret River Region

In addition to much appreciated auspicing of finances, Nature Conservation is supporting the campaign with prominent messaging and advice through its communication outlets of website, Facebook and newsletters.  Owl Friendly rodent control is also a strong message in Nature Conservation’s Landowner Stewardship and primary school Our Patch and Adopt-a-Spot programs.

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Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The MRCCI is promoting the Owl Friendly campaign message to its membership, many of whom have potential to be recognised as ‘Heroes’ by adopting best practice and promoting the message to their customers.

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Melissa Rose d’ath, President MRCCI, promoting Owl Friendly at her artisan store

Transition Margaret River

Transition has been supporting the Owl Friendly campaign from the outset through a powerful community reach on Facebook, newsletter, programs and events.

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Transition’s karen majer with owl friend boyd wykes

Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association

MRBTA is promoting the Owl Friendly campaign message to its membership, encouraging best rodent control practice and recruiting tourism businesses keen to be recognised as Heroes to promote the message to their customers. MRBTA is also an Owl Friendly ‘Hero’ in its own right through undertaking best practice rodent control on all of its own properties.

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MRBTA Director Cinde Fisher with Bank Manager Amy Beaton and Owl Friend Karen Majer

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

The Western Australian Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is supporting research into the extent of secondary poisoning of wildlife from rodenticides. At the regional level, wildlife officers manage and support the care of sick and injured wildlife by veterinarians and wildlife care volunteers. The location of nest and roost trees of Masked Owl pairs that have been recorded by our members have been lodged on the DBCA ‘NatureMap’ database as a basis for ensuring their protection in planning decisions.

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Augusta Margaret River Shire

The Rodenticide Action Group is working in partnership with AMR Shire Health and Environment officers to provide information to businesses and households on making responsible choices when selecting rodenticides, as is the Shire in contracting pest management for its own premises.

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HEROES

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First Owl Friendly heroes at the website launch at Lake Cave June 2020

Home/OUR SPONSORS & CHAMPIONS

Owl Friendly Heroes are organisations, businesses and individuals who are supporting the campaign by adopting (or requiring their pest control contractors to deliver) best practice rodent control and are willing to be recognised publicly for this leadership. Owl Friendly Heroes display a plaque and responsible rodent control advice at their public interface.

eagles heritage wildlife centre

Margaret River busselton tourism association

witchcliffe ecovillage

voyager estate

jewel cave cafe

Mitre 10 Margaret River

The Food Room Margaret River

The Independent School

Fair Harvest

Lower Blackwood LCDC

The Hairy Marron

Margaret River Retreat

Glenbrook Estate

The Hairy Marron

Cowaramup Primary School

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

A big thank-you to our many supporters in the Margaret River community (and across Australia) who donated a total of $3345 to a 2019 GoFundMe campaign for kick-starting the Owl Friendly campaign.

This base enabled the Rodenticide Action Group to produce awareness-raising Owl Friendly t-shirts, bumper stickers, information cards and posters.

owl friendly bumper sticker

Look for the bumper stickers with information cards on the counters of many supporting local retailers, available for a gold coin donation to cover costs.

The quality, eco-friendly t-shirts featuring Tanya Edwards’ beautiful portrait of a Masked Owl are available from the Margaret River and Busselton Visitor Centres.

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masked owl t-shirt