Changes at the Yarra Riverkeeper Association

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Announcement: Changes at the Yarra Riverkeeper Association

Dear Supporters,

As the Yarra Riverkeeper Association adjusts to a challenging economic environment, we announce that the position of CEO at YRKA has been made redundant. Be assured that this decision was made after careful consideration and with the organisation’s best interests in mind.

It comes at a time close to the term of the CEO contract, which was aligned with the Environmental Restoration Fund. With the Board’s support, Karin Traeger Hermosilla has sought new opportunities in the environment sector, particularly with Clean Up Australia.

The Board wants to express its deep gratitude to Karin for her invaluable contributions to the Yarra Riverkeeper Association. Under her leadership, the organisation achieved significant milestones, including her inspiring run along the whole length of the Yarra Birrarung, contributing to the visual rebranding and developing a new website, securing corporate partnerships with prestigious organisations, delivering the Environmental Restoration Fund, which resulted in the planting of over 26,000 native plants, and launching campaigns such as the Plastic Paddle to raise awareness about issues affecting our local waterways. We are confident that Karin will continue to make a positive impact in her future initiatives, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

As always, we value your continued support and involvement in the Yarra Riverkeeper Association. Together, we can ensure that the Yarra Birrarung River and all her tributaries are healthy, protected, and loved.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Best Regards,
Warwick Leeson, OAM
Chair of the Yarra Riverkeeper Association