The Eastern Region Catchment Management Program (ERCMP) has a new home with Perth NRM after 25 years in an award-winning partnership with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC).
Perth NRM is excited to be the new home of the ERCMP and looks forward to working with the amazing network of environmental volunteers in the eastern region to achieve great on-ground outcomes for the environment and continue to improve water quality in the catchment.
The ERCMP provides support to a large, active and diverse community network to plan, coordinate and implement bushland restoration projects.
The Program has also included the delivery of the award-winning Bush Skills 4 Youth program as well as Bush Skills for the Hills workshops, the Healthy Wildlife Healthy Lives project, Greenpage Newsletter, farm dams – drying climate refuges for freshwater plants and animals and revegetation and water quality initiatives.
The Program was one of the EMRC’s most successful initiatives, demonstrating the success of regional collaboration and reaping the benefits of state and federal government funding.
With the move will come changes to the Program’s delivery, with a stronger focus on community consultation to determine what the program will deliver for landcare in the future.
The Program will continue to support the landcare groups of Perth’s Eastern Region, providing support for the delivery of community led projects which aim to reduce nutrient inputs into the Helena and Swan rivers.
Educational, networking and communications opportunities, including holding regular combined catchment group forums with guest speakers on specialist subjects, will continue to be a key feature of the Program.
For further information please contact Karen Warner at Perth NRM.