New wave of coastal projects on the rise

Coastlines in the Northern Agricultural Region will be spic and span, thanks to these six successful recipients of the Coastal Community Grants Program.

This year the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) received an impressive number of applications for its Coastal Community Grants Program’s eighth competitive round of funding.

About $50,000 will be divided between six community groups and organisations, to help fund coastal management and monitoring activities, while enhancing community knowledge and skills in rehabilitation, restoration and conservation of the region’s coastline.

NACC Coastal & Marine Project Officer Vanessa McGuiness said the selection process was not an easy one, but was excited to announce the successful applicants.

“We look forward to working with these six groups who have produced quality projects that continue to improve the management of coastal environments in the region, and connect the community to our environment,” she said.

“On behalf of all NACC staff, we would like to thank all applicants and hope to work with you through future grant rounds.”

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The six successful recipients of a Coastal Community Grant are:

  • Conservation Council of Western Australia and their citizen science project “Implementing aspects of the Mid-West Coast & Abrolhos Islands Fairy Tern Conservation Strategies for South West Fairy Tern Project”;
  • Jurien Bay Men’s Shed collaborating with Jurien Bay Regional Herbarium Group to design and create interpretive signage on flora including Aboriginal names and general information on the extension of the Turquoise Way pathway;
  • Moore Catchment Council to rehabilitate the north of Guilderton dunes with weed removal and revegetation from local provenance plants;
  • Shire of Gingin and their coastal revegetation project to rehabilitate Seabird’s sea wall to help stabilise the coastline;
  • Shire of Coorow for educational and interpretive signage along the extended Three Bays Walkway path;
  • Tidy Towns Sustainable Committee for the revegetation and weed management of Irwin River’s northern banks using local provenance plants.

If you missed out on this round of Coastal Community Grants and have a project in mind, NACC’s Quick Step Grants (for projects up to $2,000) are still open with application forms available the Small Coastal Grants Program.

For more information please contact NACC Coastal & Marine Project Officer Vanessa McGuiness at Vanessa.McGuiness@nacc.com.au or on 9938 0108.

The grants programs are supported by NACC, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

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