Canning River volunteers get $20,000 State Govt grant


Cannington MP Bill Johnston with volunteer weeders.
Cannington MP Bill Johnston with volunteer weeders.

CANNING River foreshore volunteers received a $20,000 State Government grant to help preserve native plant flora and fauna.

Volunteer Jo Stone said the grant money had been spent on a herbicide contractor who removed weeds in a portion of park in Ferndale called the Urban Forest.

Now that weeds had been removed from the area, volunteers were in the process of planting 1700 endemic plant species, including sedges on the riverbank and paper bark trees on higher grounds.

Mrs Stone said the group’s volunteers had been meeting regularly for 27 years to work on keeping the park in good order.

Cannington MLA Bill Johnston presented the grant to the Canning River Regional Park Volunteers to assist with weed control.

“This latest grant of $20,000 towards weed control in the Canning River Regional Park recognises the hard work volunteers do to upkeep the pristine quality of our local environment,” Mr Johnston said.

“Given the high standard of the park, I am proud to be working alongside this dedicated organisation in protecting such an important area in the community.”

People interested in joining Canning River Regional Park Volunteers can email admin@canningriver.org.au.