Funds to protect natural resources in the NAR

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A dozen natural resource management projects are set to launch in the region in the new year, thanks to funding from the State Government.

Announced today, conservation works will be carried out throughout the Northern Agricultural Region between Kalbarri and Gingin, through the State Natural Resource Management Program Community Action Grants.

Through the funding, 142 community projects have been funded for 2015-16 across the state, made possible by the Royalties for Regions program.

Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston said $3.99 million would be distributed across the projects, supported by $8.5 million worth of funding and effort from the participating groups.

“These projects conserve and restore unique ecosystems throughout Western Australia. Without these grants important environmental work would not occur, especially in remote regions,” Mr Baston said.

Grant projects in the Northern Agricultural Region included:

– City of Greater Geraldton: Caring for Bimarras Pools, Greenough River – Stage 1- $21,500

-City of Greater Geraldton: Greenough River Estuary Nature Walk Trail – Stage 1- $44,500

-City of Greater Geraldton: Chapman River Regional Park CARE Project – Stage 3- $53,000

-City of Greater Geraldton: Implementation of the Chapman River Estuary Management Plan- $22,500

-Conservation Council of Western Australia: Benchmarking the accumulation of microplastics off south-western Australia- $32,458

-Mingenew Irwin Group: A collaborative approach to successful pest management in the Northern Agricultural Region- $25,980

-Moore Catchment Council:Conserving and enhancing the Moore’s natural biodiversity assets- $34,500

-Moore Catchment Council: Enhancing Mogumber Town Reserve as a local natural asset- $34,815

-Moore Catchment Council: Planting food for endangered Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo in the Gillingarra important bird area- $52,000

-Shire of Chapman Valley: Protecting biodiversity along Chapman Valley’s coastal zone- $40,000

-Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group Incorporated: Creating corridors and protecting fence line flora – Stage 1- $55,000

-Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group Incorporated: Protecting and Restoring Boojerabba Flats- $51,300

For details about all recipients, projects and more, see the NRM Community Action Grants list.



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