Cheryl Edwardes

Cheryl Edwardes


    Conservation grants for central and southern suburbs

    10/01/2001 2:36 PM

    Six individuals and groups in Perth’s central and southern Suburbs have received funds totalling $11,830 under the State Government’s Community Conservation Grants scheme for local community initiatives.

    They 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 individuals and groups granted were Crestwood Home Owners Association, Birds Australia (WA Group), Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, Friends of Shenton Bushland, Federation of Police and Citizens Youth Club and Rhonda Barbut of Attadale.

    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.

    Crestwood Home Owners Association’s Regeneration of the Crestwood Bushland was granted $1,500 and the Bird Australia WA Group was awarded $2,280 for their project Birds and the Habitats in the City of Cockburn.

    Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre was granted $1,650 for the creation of their frog posters, Friends of Shenton Bushland founded a bulbous weed control project and was granted $2,000, and the Federation of Police and Citizens’ Youth Club was granted $4,000 for their project Save Our Land. Rhonda Barbut of Attadale was granted $400.

    These groups and individuals were recognised by the Government as important to the local area and made invaluable contributions to protect the State’s natural environment.

    “These projects are helping to conserve our environment for future generations, and that the Government relies on their support, cooperation and dedication to maintaining the biodiversity of Western Australian ecosystems,” Mrs Edwardes said.

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