Eight individuals and groups in Perth’s Northern Suburbs have received funds totalling $9,702 under the State Government’s Community Conservation Grants scheme for local community initiatives.
The eight 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 individual, groups and schools were Dalmain Primary School, Warwick Senior High School, St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School, Montessori School, Noranda Primary School, Toni Coles from Erskine, Korella Park Bush Rehabilitation and the Malaga Fauna Rehabilitation Foundation.
Grants are given out each year by the State Government to volunteer groups and individuals to help with the protection and conservation of the State’s native plants and animals.
Dalmain Primary School’s Men of Trees program was granted $800, Warwick Senior High School was granted $990 for their Environmental Weed Control program and Lansdale 's Montessori School was awarded $1500 for their Rehabilitation of Montessori School Bushland Project.
St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School was granted $1,194 for the Ellen Brook Integrated Catchment Group’s Tree Planting Program. Noranda Primary School and the Noranda Bushland Committee have founded the Bushland Education and Awareness Project and were granted $818.
Mrs Edwardes said she was pleased to see grants were going to many schools throughout the State and it was encouraging to see that young Western Australians were interested in doing something for their local environment
The Korella Park Bush Rehabilitation Project was granted $2,450, the Malaga Fauna Rehabilitation Foundation $1,500 and Toni Coles from Erskine $450.
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.
“With the overwhelming support and dedication of community groups, we can be assured that much is being done to conserve our environment,” Mrs Edwardes said.
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