The health and amenity of the Swan and Canning rivers will be improved with the launch today of a new grants scheme that recognises the important work undertaken by volunteer community groups along river foreshores.
The McGowan Labor Government is investing $900,000 over three years in the Community Rivercare Program, which will engage community support and involvement for various projects to protect and enhance recreation areas around the rivers.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is seeking expressions of interest to deliver projects including foreshore restoration and riverbank erosion, reduction of nutrient inflows, native waterbird conservation, native fish habitat protection and restocking of native recreational fish species.
Small and large restoration projects will be delivered over three years by community volunteers.
The first round of grants will open on October 16, 2017, with $300,000 to be allocated annually from 2018-19 to 2020-21.