2020 has certainly been an unforgettable year. Despite the challenges, we've managed to keep connected to the community and have been inspired by your support to protect the Fitzroy River.
With the year coming to a close, it's a great time to reflect on the achievements we've made in 2020 - and we couldn't have done it without your help!
Covid-19 lockdowns from March to June meant that many of our stalls and events were cancelled - but this didn't mean our work to protect the Fitzroy River was put on pause.
Instead, we found new ways to keep you informed and connected to the Kimberley, and when restrictions were eased, we were more ready than ever to get back to the community!
Our team of dedicated volunteers have helped out at market stalls across Perth, collecting thousands of signatures from Rockingham to Kalamunda to Bassendean and beyond. We've met you at concerts, 4WD shows, universities and rotary clubs, and have loved chatting about our shared passion for the Kimberley and how together we can help protect the mighty Fitzroy River from the threat of dams and irrigation.
Here are some of our 2020 highlights:
- Over 2200 postcards signed to protect the Fitzroy River
- 22 Community Stalls
- 5 Fitzroy River Exhibitions
- Over 100 people attended our International Sawfish Day Celebration
Our impressive Sawfish mascot has also been busy, touring Perth with our exhibition 'The Fitzroy River: Lifeblood of the Kimberley'. The exhibition has visited Maylands, Cottesloe, Victoria Park, Rockingham and Scarborough, where hundreds of people have enjoyed the stunning photography and been surprised to see just how big sawfish can grow!
Another highlight was celebrating International Sawfish Day in October. Over 100 people attended our family-friendly event, sharing stories from the Kimberley and learning more about the critically endangered freshwater sawfish.
Thank you for being a part of our journey this year. Despite the challenges and setbacks we've all experienced in 2020, it's been inspiring to see the community show up to protect our magnificent places.
From all of us here, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We'll see you in 2021, as together we continue our work to protect the Fitzroy River.
Suzy, Monique & the Like Nowhere Else team