Cheryl Edwardes

Cheryl Edwardes


    Armadale conservation grants total $5,000

    10/01/2001 3:43 PM

    Three groups in Armadale area have received funds totalling $5,000 under the State Government’s Community Conservation Grants scheme for local community initiatives.

    The three are among 57 volunteer conservation groups throughout the State that received a total of $169,000 under the scheme.

    Environment Minister Cheryl Edwardes today said the groups were Roleystone Wildlife Hospital, Bungendore Park Management Committee and the Reptile Preservation Society.

    Grants are given out each year by the State Government to volunteer groups and individuals that assist with the protection and conservation of the State’s native plants and animals, and other programs such as landcare and education.

    Roleystone Wildlife Hospital, which helps to care for and rehabilitate injured or orphaned native animals, was granted $1,500, the Reptile Preservation Society was also granted $1,500 and the Bungendore Park Management Committee received $2,000 for a protective fencing project along the park’s western boundary.

    Mrs Edwardes said the Government recognised the groups’ importance to the local area and their invaluable contributions to protect the State’s natural environment.

    “With the overwhelming support and dedication of community groups, we can be assured that much is being done to conserve our environment,” she said.

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