Cheryl Edwardes

Cheryl Edwardes


    North-West conservation groups benefit from $8,000 in grants

    10/01/2001 4:10 PM

    Three groups in the North-West have received funds totalling $8,380 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 groups were the Broome Wildlife Care and Rescue Association, Save Endangered East Kimberley Species Inc and the Carnarvon Heritage Groups.

    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.

    Broome Wildlife Care and Rescue Association was granted $1,500 and Save Endangered East Kimberley Species Inc received $4,000 for their project, conserve rainforest at Point Spring Nature Reserve. The Carnarvon Heritage Group received $2,880.

    The groups were recognised by the Government as important to the local area and made 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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