Cheryl Edwardes

Cheryl Edwardes


    Rockingham-Mandurah groups receive conservation grants

    10/01/2001 4:13 PM

    Three groups in the Rockingham-Mandurah region have received funds totalling $8,500 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 three groups were Om-Shanti Marsupial Hospital, Falcon Coastcare Group and Green Skills Inc.

    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.

    Om-Shanti Marsupial Hospital received $1,500 to help rehabilitate injured, orphaned or diseased local fauna while Falcon Coastcare Group was granted $2,000 to be used towards the maintenance and protection of the local coastline. The third group, Green Skills Inc. received a $5,000 grant to conserve the Bollard Wetlands.

    Mrs Edwardes said these groups 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,” she said.

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