WA Government shows support for SW landcare

Published 7 December 2017

GRASSROOTS landcare and environmental groups from across regional WA will receive a $3.5 million funding boost from the WA Government.

Earlier this week, the State’s Natural Resource Management Program awarded 122 Community Action Grants, worth up to $55,000, to help conserve and restore WA’s unique ecosystems.

South West Catchment’s Council Acting Chief Executive Officer Lisa Potter thanked the WA Government for continuing to support groups committed to protecting the environment for future generations.

She congratulated the successful grant recipients who will use the funding to help deliver improved environmental outcomes for our rivers and coastline, agricultural and pastoral land, and natural bushland.

“It’s fantastic to see the WA Government, through the State NRM Program, working with local governments, NRM organisations and landcare groups and even local schools to conserve our environment,” Ms Potter said.

“Collectively the participating groups have committed to contributing $5.6 million in cash or in-kind support to get their projects off the ground.

“In the South West NRM region some 28 projects were awarded more than half a million dollars in funding.”

Congratulations to the following groups and organisations:

* Katanning Landcare, Building Biodiversity in Katanning 2018, $50,000
* Katanning Landcare, Building Landcare in the Community 2018, $30,000
* Katanning Landcare, Hit Me Baby, One More Time! Bridal Creeper, $50,000
* Shire of Kent, Remnant Vegetation Protection and Revegetation in the Shire of Kent, $45,000
* Shire of Kent, Support for Greening Australia Revegetation in the Shire of Kent, $45,000
* Blackwood Basin Group, Creek Restoration and Wildlife Corridors in Dinninup and Kulikup, $40,000
* Blackwood Basin Group, Four Mile Gully Restoration and Wildlife Corridor, $41,161
* Blackwood Basin Group, Qualeup Creekline Restoration and Wildlife Corridor Project, $45,000
* Dumbelyung Landcare Zone, Preserving Moulyinning Wildflowers, Tall Timbers and Remnant Bush, $16,000
* Geographe Catchment Council, Raising Community Awareness on Protecting Busselton-Dunsborough Western Ringtail Possum  Populations, $23,537
* Geographe Catchment Council, Stage 2 Wonnerup Western Ringtail Habitat Enhancement Project, $16,500
* Leschenault Catchment Council, Our Data Our Future: Long-term Collaborative Community Monitoring, $15,000
* Leschenault Catchment Council, Reducing the Impact of Blackberry in the Collie River, $25,000
* City of Busselton, Protection of Conservation Significant Roadside Vegetation in City of Busselton, $18,000
* Leschenault Biosecurity Group, Weed and Pest Distribution Mapping in Leschenault Catchment, $16,000
* Lower Blackwood Vertebrate Pest Management Group, Reduction of Feral Pigs Population in the South West, $50,000
* Shire of Dardanup, Building Resilience in Shier Rise Reserve, $7,166
* Shire of Manjimup, Update of the Management Plan of WA’s Tallest Forest Park, $15,000
* Shire of Nannup, Quannup Project, $15,658
* Warren Catchments Council, Donnelly District Feral Pig 2018 Control Programme, $48,000
* Warren Catchments Council, Germination: Environmental Art in the Warren Community, $15,000
* Wagin Woodanilling Landcare Zone, Restoring Mt Latham, $10,600
* Wagin Woodanilling Landcare Zone, Revitalising Reserves in Wagin, $15,101

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