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Two decades of Landcare celebrated

Swan Alcoa Landcare Program cover
Swan Alcoa Landcare Program cover

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.

The 20th anniversary is being marked with the publication of a mini magazine that celebrates some of the projects, the groups and the individuals involved. It also lists contact details for all the local community groups that work with SALP to attract more volunteers.