Con­ser­va­tion grants avail­able

Southern Gazette (Belmont) - - NEWS -

NON-profit groups can now ap­ply for the Depart­ment of Bio­di­ver­sity, Con­ser­va­tion and At­trac­tion’s River­care grants pro­gram. A to­tal of $900,000 will be al­lo­cated to im­prove habi­tat for birds, fish and other an­i­mals de­pen­dent on wa­ter­ways, im­prove wa­ter qual­ity and ad­dress fore­shore ero­sion in the Swan Can­ning Catch­ment. Seven­teen com­mu­nity groups were awarded more than $540,000 for projects rang­ing from one to three years in a first round of fund­ing. Ap­pli­ca­tions are open un­til Septem­ber 17. Visit www.pws.dbca.­care

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