Grants awarded to community groups to protect river

A total of $900,000 will be allocated to community groups over three years.

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.

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