Hon Judi Moylan

Moylan urges Pearce volunteer groups to apply for environment and Coastal funding

Volunteer groups in Pearce will be able to apply for up to $15,000 for action to protect WA’s coastal and marine environment thanks to a new investment by the Howard Coalition Government. Member for Pearce Judi Moylan said the money would provide practical support for on-ground activities across the WA coastline. “WA’s coastline is spectacular and a precious natural asset that we are committed to protecting for future generations,” Ms Moylan said. “Coastcare is a demonstration of the practical ways the Government is working with local communities to protect our coastal and marine environments. This money is on top of nearly $34 million already invested in Western Australia through the Government’s $3 billion Natural Heritage Trust. “The additional support will help with projects like dune stabilisation to reduce erosion, rehabilitation of threatened ecological communities, support for community nurseries to provide native plants for revegetation and protection of indigenous cultural heritage sites.” Ms Moylan continues to work on environmental issues across the electorate regularly meeting with environmental, coastal care and river protection community groups. She is also committed to combating salinity. “These new activities will build on the important work already undertaken by thousands of volunteers throughout the State, like revegetating dunes, erecting fences, removing weeds and feral animals, improving beach access, conducting marine awareness raising activities and efforts to protect endangered marine species,” she said. Interested groups may contact Paul Davies on 02 6272 4971. - ends -

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