Joint effort for waterways

Joint effort for waterways

Community groups will share in $390,500 to deliver 41 projects aimed at reducing harmful nutrients and contaminants entering waterways and groundwater in the catchment.

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program was a strong collaboration between the State government, local government, environmental groups and industry that had been delivering outstanding results for 17 years.

Mr Jacob said the program, which was managed by Perth NRM, helped local landcare groups to make a real difference.

The Helena River Catchment Group was awarded $10,896, the Friends of Boya Trail $4133, the Jane Brook Catchment Group $6974, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council $7990, and the friends of Piesse Brook, $8337.

The Lower Helena Association was given $27,579, the Blackadder Woodbridge Catchment Group $1815 and the Katherine St River Gang $2541.

“I thank all those involved in the program for the important contribution to improve the health of our rivers, groundwater and the catchment to ensure the future of the Swan and Canning rivers.”