Fund­ing to help nurs­ery con­tinue its good work

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

LESCHENAULT Com­mu­nity Nurs­ery is set to ben­e­fit from a $50,000 cash boost to help the not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion con­tinue its work with coun­cils, farm­ers and min­ing com­pa­nies.

The nurs­ery en­cour­ages the use of lo­cal na­tive plants in the reveg­e­ta­tion and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of land, wa­ter­ways, wet­lands and coastal ar­eas in the South West.

It is also in­volved in grow­ing re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion vegetation for min­eral sands min­ing com­pa­nies.

Vice-chair­man John Whitelaw said the nurs­ery had more than 60 vol­un­teers and was used by a num­ber of com­mu­nity groups, in­clud­ing New Start, Green Army and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

“The Leschenault Com­mu­nity Nurs­ery is more than a nurs­ery, it is part of the fab­ric of the com­mu­nity,” he said.

The nurs­ery, which has more than 200 species of water­wise na­tive plants, is open to the pub­lic for re­tail sales as well as whole­salers.

Bun­bury MLA Don Punch said the nurs­ery was a wor­thy re­cip­i­ent of the Lo­cal Projects, Lo­cal Jobs fund­ing.

“The Leschenault Com­mu­nity Nurs­ery does fan­tas­tic work in the area of en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion and pro­mot­ing the plant­ing of our na­tive species,” he said.

Pic­ture: Ce­cilia Allen

Leschenault Com­mu­nity Nurs­ery project of­fi­cer Johnny Pre­fumo and seed­ing co­or­di­na­tor Peter Duane are ex­cited to re­ceive a $50,000 grant to help the not-for-profit nurs­ery in con­tin­u­ing its projects.

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