Two decades of Landcare celebrated

It’s all well and good to say that looking after the environment is everyone’s responsibility, but for 20 years now responsibility for a significant amount of Landcare has occurred across Perth because of the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP).Commencing in 1998, SALP is a joint initiative between Alcoa of Australia, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation Attractions and Perth NRM and has facilitated more than $8.5 million in grants that community groups have used to rejuvenate local waterways and bush areas through more than1350 local projects.

 

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Funding to protect Perth riverbanks

The State Government is investing $1 million to enhance environmental, recreational and cultural values in the Swan Canning Riverpark.

Under the 2018-19 Riverbank Program, riverside land managers, such as local governments, will match the State Government's contribution, equating to an overall $2 million investment in the Swan Canning Riverpark.

 

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Public encouraged to have their say on forest management

The Conservation and Parks Commission is encouraging people to comment on the Draft mid-term review of performance of the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023. You can view the document and submit comments until 19 October 2018 via the Conservation and Parks Commission website at www.conservation.wa.gov.au.

Swimming with humpbacks success continues

Visitors to Ningaloo Marine Park can swim with majestic humpback whales for a third year running, with the new trial season commencing off the Coral Coast.

The Minister for Environment has also approved the continuation of the in-water interaction trials for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

The move will attract thousands of tourists to visit the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Coast to interact with the massive marine mammals as they make their way north to their Kimberley calving grounds.

 

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