Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Have a mile­stone? Tell us at: south­[email protected]­mu­ni­

THE Swan Al­coa Land­care Pro­gram (SALP) has spent 20 years fund­ing and sup­port­ing com­mu­nity groups that look af­ter the Swan Can­ning river­park area. Com­mu­nity groups ap­ply to the pro­gram for Land­care grants of up to $20,000 each year to as­sist with their projects. The SALP part­ner­ship mile­stone shared be­tween the Kens­ing­ton-based De­part­ment of Bio­di­ver­sity, Con­ser­va­tion and At­trac­tions, Bel­mont-based sus­tain­abil­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion Perth NRM and re­sources com­pany Al­coa of Aus­tralia was cel­e­brated at a gala event at Kings Park on Thurs­day night. “Count­less vol­un­teers have made the Swan Al­coa Land­care pro­gram blos­som and thrive,” Al­coa of Aus­tralia chair­man and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Michael Parker said. “Thank you for help­ing to trans­form the Swan Can­ning catch­ment and mak­ing our com­mu­ni­ties bet­ter places.” Ded­i­cated en­vi­ron­men­tal con­ser­va­tion­ist Una Bell, who was part of SALP’s in­au­gu­ral fund­ing round in 1998, re­ceived a life­time achieve­ment award at Thurs­day’s event.

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