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04.12.2017

NRM grants to support community groups to protect natural resources

Local community groups caring for natural resources across Western Australia will receive $4.393 million to support landcare projects.

The State Government today announced funding towards 150 projects aimed at conserving and restoring unique eco-systems throughout metropolitan and regional Western Australia.

Grant projects funding through the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program include:

  • Post flood protection and revegetation in Ravensthorpe
  • Protecting the western ringtail possum in Albany
  • Removing rubber vine on the Fitzroy River
  • Improving fire coordination on the Dampier Peninsula
  • Control of cactus in Yalgoo and Ravensthorpe
  • Mitigating grazing pressure on the Chenopod Flood Plains, Mount Magnet and Yalgoo
  • Bringing biosecurity education to Peel-Harvey classrooms with Professor Pest
  • Eradicating feral pigs in Lake Muir, Denbarker, Northcliffe Spring, Donnelly
  • Mitigating salinity and non-wetting soils in the wheatbelt
  •  Protecting critically endangered western swamp tortoise habitat
  • Reducing the impact of feral foxes on native fauna across seven local councils in Perth's south west
  • Educating community in the biodiversity of Bush Forever Site 325 and Marmion Marine Park
  • Restoration of Bull Creek catchment, Booragoon and Blue Gum Lake, Canning River foreshore and Jane Brook foreshore reserve.
  • Revegetation and environmental workshops for the habitat corridor between the Beeliar Wetlands and the Indian Ocean.

Schools, not-for-profit organisations, local government and sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation groups have been successful in receiving funding support of up to $55,000 as part of the 2017-18 Community Action Grant round.

In addition to State Government funding, participating groups and their partners will contribute $7.1 million in cash and in-kind support towards these projects.

More than 1100 projects have been supported since the State NRM Program commenced in 2009.

Click here to read the full media statement.

Click here to view the full list of projects.