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Woodside volunteers give back to Karratha

Woodside volunteers teamed up with the City of Karratha and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) last month to deliver a number of community projects.

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The Yaburara Heritage Trail and Cossack cemetery were refreshed with a litter pick up and renovation works including sign installation, repainting, planting and weeding.

Woodside volunteers and the CVA team also spent time at Millstream National Park, removing weeds, and Mingullatharndo (Five-Mile) Community, weeding and planting native plants.

Woodside Acting Asset Manager Karratha Gas Plant, Reece Tonkin, said he was proud to see the volunteers giving back to their community in such a hands-on way.

"At Woodside, we're very proud of our volunteering efforts and in 2005, we were one of the first Australian corporations to formally introduce paid volunteering leave," Reece said.

"In 2014, Woodside was recognised as the Corporate Volunteer of the Year and the direct financial value of the time given by Woodsiders last year was approximately $1 million.

"Woodside employees are entitled to 12 hours of paid volunteering leave per year and in 2014 our employees contributed 6,300 volunteering hours."

CVA is a not-for-profit organisation that focuses on coastal conservation volunteering programs across Australia.

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