PARTS of the Canning, Southern and Wungong rivers will undergo restoration work and the creation of new habitats thanks to a $36,000 grant.
The Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group (AGLG) will use the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) funding on restoration and habitat creation across three sites in each of Armadale and Gosnells.
AGLG deputy chair Pat Hart said the aim was to enhance each of the six sites through revegetation using local plant species, the management of invasive weeds and to promote protection through school and community planting days.
“Receiving the support of these types of grants such as the SALP allows the AGLG to maintain its independence, to continue its connection with the community, and to raise awareness and advocate for the community throughout the region,” she said.
“These funds ensure that environmental action groups within the community, mainly volunteers, have support to help them maintain their natural areas over time.
“These grants are critical to the ongoing maintenance, protection and enhancement of the bushlands, natural environments and riverine foreshores that remain in our built urban areas.
“More importantly these grants enable the community, schools, local businesses and individuals to get involved, become active, learn about their local environment and help it wherever they can.”
It is the second such grant for the AGLG, who also received $15,437 from the State Natural Resource Management Program’s Community Action Grants to go towards their Project Palomino work protecting the Wungong River.
Other Local Grant Recipients
Bungendore Park Environment Group: $10,304 for weed control and dieback.
Friends of Forrestdale Inc: $13,178 for Harrisdale Swamp rejuvenation.
Friends of Mary Carroll Wetlands: $14,364 for restoration.
-State Natural Resource Management Program’s Community Action Grants
Bungendore Park Environment Group: Grants of $19,710 for dieback treatment and $10,169 for invertebrates survey.
Friends of Mary Carroll Wetlands: $16,700 for revegetation.