Round two of the Community Rivercare Program is now open and applications are invited from not-for-profit volunteer groups until September 17, 2018. Funding is available to improve habitat for birds, fish and other animals dependent on waterways, improve water quality, and address foreshore erosion in the Swan Canning Catchment. 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.
Grant projects which received funding in round one included:
- Ellen Brook endangered native fish habitat enhancement;
- Bannister Creek and Canning River Regional Park boundary enhancement;
- Bardon Park environmental restoration works;
- Astley River Park foreshore restoration;
- Helena River restoration at north bank;
- Helena Valley restoration west of Scott Street;
- Attadale foreshore conservation and restoration of riparian vegetation; and
- Piesse Gully weed control and revegetation.
More information can be found at https://pws.dbca.wa.gov.au/rivercare
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