Shire's Environmental Management Fund continues to support conservation work

The Augusta Margaret River Shire has once again generously supported Nature Conservation’s conservation work through its 2018-19 Environmental Management Fund.

A total of $66,656 worth of grants will support 3 projects including ‘Our Patch’ Environmental Education,  Increasing Environmental Volunteering and Western Ringtail Possum Conservation during 2018/19.

The continuing funding of $11,226 for the Our Patch Environmental Education Program will contribute to a larger funding model for the Program supported by the Rotary Club of Margaret River, Cowaramup Lions Club, Cullen Wines, participating schools and a private donor. The funding will allow the program to be continued in 8 primary schools across the region teaching ecological awareness and inspiring our younger generation to value, respect and care for the environment.

An additional $22,700 for Western Ringtail Possum Conservation will provide a local contribution to a five year funding program funded by the National Landcare Program through the South West Catchments Council.  Read more about  the five year strategic Western ringtail possum conservation program in our latest news.

And finally $27,730 will assist Nature Conservation to increase environmental volunteering within the Shire, continuing support to Friends of Reserve Groups and providing on ground volunteering opportunities for the community.

Nature Conservation wishes to thank the Augusta Margaret River Shire for its continuing support for its conservation and engagement programs.