Helena River wildlife to benefit from State Government conservation grant

Helena River. Photo:  ontrack.casa.gov.au
Helena River. Photo: ontrack.casa.gov.au

HELENA River will benefit from two State Government grants to help sustain habitat for native waterbirds and fish through foreshore and riverbank projects.

The Helena River Catchment Group will receive $59,983 over three years for a restoration project to the north bank in the first round of funding from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Funds from the state community river care program will also contribute $34,563 towards The Katharine Street River Gang restoration project west of Scott Street.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson congratulated the first 17 community organisations to receive funding and encouraged others to apply in round two of the program later this year.

“Community groups are instrumental in protecting and enhancing the natural values of our rivers, and in turn increasing public enjoyment of vibrant recreational areas,” he said.