State funding boost for Herdsman Lake

Children's freshwater life scooping activities at Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre.
Children's freshwater life scooping activities at Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre.

CONSERVATION initiatives at Herdsman Lake have received State funding.

The Parks and Wildlife Service received three grants totalling almost $22,500 for Herdsman Lake projects – limestone path repairs at the Olive Seymour Boardwalk entrance, rehabilitation and community planting, and interpretive signs at Glendalough open space.

The Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre/WA Gould League received $1500 to spend on equipment for school group science activities at the Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre.

Another $1000 grant went to the Herdsman Lake Bird Banding Group for four mist nests to support its survey activities.

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the community advisory committees played key roles in selecting and managing on-ground projects at regional parks.

“Perth’s regional parks are highly valued by the community,” he said.

“They are popular sites for nature-based recreation and a haven for wildlife.”