Annual Shire of Mundaring wildlife green spot initiative kicks off


Shire of Mundaring environmental officer Jolene Wallington stands in front of green spot sign on Mundaring Weir Road. Picture: Supplied
Shire of Mundaring environmental officer Jolene Wallington stands in front of green spot sign on Mundaring Weir Road. Picture: Supplied

GREEN will mark the spot where native animals appear the most active across the Shire of Mundaring.

The annual project, now in its fourth year, invites residents to identify wildlife hot spots where the signs may be displayed.

Green spot signs with the WildCare helpline number remain in place throughout the warmer months.

Environmental officer Jolene Wallington said the program increased community awareness about wildlife on local roads.

“The initiative ensures road users know who to call when they see an injured animal,” she said.

“Finding an injured animal or accidentally causing injury to wildlife on our roads can be a distressing experience.

“The strategic placement of green spot signs in our Shire means road users can quickly and easily call for help.”

She said by calling for nominations each year, the signs were positioned where they were most needed.

“The signs are also a great reminder for drivers to slow down and pay attention to wildlife in the area.”

Residents can nominate a green spot by completing an online survey on the Shire website until February 28.

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