Grants awarded to community groups to protect river

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson DBCA
Nine volunteer groups will benefit from almost $260,000 in funding under the second round of the Community Rivercare Program.
 
Round two funding will go towards weed control and foreshore restoration projects within the Swan Canning Catchment.
 
The Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group and the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare will receive funding under the program to engage with the local community to extend the ecological corridor along the Canning River, providing habitat for native birds and aquatic species.
 
Grant projects that will receive funding in round two include:
  • Canning River foreshore restoration;
  • Rehabilitation of the Canning River;
  • Revegetation of the Helena River foreshore;
  • Lesmurdie Brook weed control and rehabilitation;
  • Melville Beach Road foreshore restoration;
  • Wright Brook river catchment restoration project;
  • Jarrah Creek wildlife corridor habitat enhancement project;
  • Salter Point community revegetation project; and an
  • Invasive water lily eradication program trial in the Canning River.
In the first round of funding, 17 community groups were awarded more than $540,000 for projects ranging from one to three years in duration.
 
For more information, visit https://pws.dbca.wa.gov.au/rivercare
 
Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:
 
"Congratulations to the nine groups that have received grants in this second round.
 
"Community groups are instrumental in protecting and enhancing the natural values of our rivers and increasing public enjoyment of recreational areas.
 
"I encourage groups to apply for further grants under round three of this program next year so we can continue to support these important projects."
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