The fourth round of the WA Government’s Community Rivercare Program is now open, with applications invited until October 12.

The additional $100,000 of funding will mean the WA Government has committed $1 million between 2018-22 for community volunteer groups undertaking restoration projects that improve the health of the Swan and Canning rivers.

Since its inception in 2018-19, the Community Rivercare Program has funded 34 projects through 26 volunteer-based community groups.

Grant projects that received funding in round three included:

  • Restoration of Lion Mill Creek in Mount Helena by the Friends of Lion Mill Creek;
  • Revegetation of an eroded tributary by the Friends of Upper Lesmurdie Falls;
  • Restoration of the Wangalla Brook by the Friends of Wangalla Brook;
  • Restoration of the Helena River (west of Scott Street) by the Katharine Street River Gang;
  • Rehabilitation of floodplain areas in Ellen Brook Nature Reserve to protect western swamp tortoise habitat by the Ellen Brockman Integrated Catchment Group;
  • Re-establishment of floodplain and linkage to banksia woodland in the Bingham sub-catchment of Ellen Brook by the Ellen Brockman Integrated Catchment Group; and
  • Riparian restoration and habitat improvement project at Bennett Springs East by the Friends of Bennett Brook.

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