Latest Community Rivercare Program projects revealed

  • $100,000 in funding made available for non-for-profit community volunteer groups
  • Funding aims to improve health of the Swan and Canning rivers
  • Funding for successful projects under the fourth round of the McGowan Government’s Community Rivercare Program has been announced.

    The grants go to projects that will aid in improving the health and habitat of the Swan and Canning rivers.

    Since starting in 2018-19, the Community Rivercare Program has now delivered funding for 44 projects by community volunteer groups.

    The funding is allocated by the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

    Projects sharing among the $100,000 in funding from the latest round include:

    • Revegetation of a threatened ecological community along Maylands foreshore by Friends of Maylands Samphires;
    • Weed control at Success Hill Reserve by Friends of Success Hill Reserve;
    • Berringa Park foreshore revegetation and weed control by Friends of Berringa Park Wetlands;
    • Rehabilitation of the Canning River near the Harry Hunter Centre (stage 2) by Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group;
    • Blackadder Creek foreshore revegetation and habitat improvement by Blackadder Woodbridge Catchment Group;
    • Eradication of morning glory and other noxious weeds by Friends of Flooded Gum;
    • Continuing the restoration of Bennett Brook Community Rivercare sites by Friends of Bennett Brook;
    • Heritage Trail Mount Helena waterway and riparian rehabilitation by Friends of Pioneer Park; 
    • Wright Brook catchment restoration by Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group;
    • Rocky Creek and Lower Yalyal rehabilitation by Ellen Brockman Integrated Catchment Group;
    • Restoration of Astley River Park by Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group.

    More information can be found at https://pws.dbca.wa.gov.au/rivercare

    As stated by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

    “The McGowan Government is committed to ensuring the health of the Swan and Canning rivers and this funding is that commitment in action.

    “This means that $1 million will have been provided between 2018-22 to community volunteer groups for crucial work safeguarding and enhancing the natural values of the Swan and Canning rivers.

    “Community groups are instrumental in protecting and enhancing the natural values of our rivers and increasing public enjoyment of recreational areas.”

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