Two groups in the Wheatbelt have received funds totalling $6,500 under the State Government’s Community Conservation Grants scheme for local community initiatives.
The two 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 Cultivating Kulin Committee and Beverley Regional Herbaria Development.
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.
Cultivating Kulin Committee received $1,500 and the Beverley Regional Herbaria Development was granted $5,000.
The groups were recognised by the Government as important to the local area and made invaluable contributions to protect the State’s natural environment.
The Community Conservation Grants will be able to further enhance the effectiveness of the groups and individuals that are protecting our natural environment. The projects for conversation are diverse and range from weed control to animal hospitals.
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