Cheryl Edwardes

Cheryl Edwardes


    Southern groups receive more than $2,500 in conservation grants

    10/01/2001 3:57 PM

    Five groups in the lower South-West and Great Southern region have received funds totalling $2,516 under the State Government’s Community Conservation Grants scheme for local community initiatives.

    The five 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 and individuals were Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School, Kathy Bowman from Denmark, Tess Hunt from Tambellup, Lesley Harrison and Ms L Turner from Northcliffe.

    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, and other programs such as landcare and education.

    Esperance Catholic Primary School, Our Lady Star of the Sea, was granted $916 for a joint project with Men of the Trees to restore sand dunes.

    Mrs Edwardes said she was pleased to see that grants were going to schools throughout the State and it was encouraging that young Western Australians were interested in working to enhance their local environment

    The Government recognised their contribution as important to the local area and made invaluable contributions to conservation the State’s natural environment.

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

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