Perth NRM has received two Coastwest 2022 grants to build community capacity and engage new volunteers.
Perth NRM has an excellent track record of receiving grants through Coastwest and delivering projects that match community volunteer effort with local ecosystem priorities. We have again been successful in being awarded funding for two projects through the recently expanded CoastWA program, which is a strategic response to the state-wide assessment of coastal erosion hotspots in Western Australia to ensure resources are directed to the locations and actions where they will have the most benefit.
Coastal Capacity Building Program in the Perth Region will engage current and prospective community Coastcare volunteers and university students in training, knowledge sharing, skills development and education focused on coastal conservation and restoration. Local Government coastal managers will also participate in the series of events targeting the areas of on-ground restoration of coastal sites, mobilising and empowering community and the application of new coastal and marine management research. The project will include workshops on mapping, monitoring, erosion control, coastal plant identification, microplastics and reptiles.
Activating the Kwinana-Rockingham Coastcare Community will engage and support four emerging Coastcare groups within Kwinana-Rockingham region to deliver a series of coastal conservation events aimed at attracting local community volunteers, building knowledge and awareness around coastal threats and management, and delivering positive on-ground outcomes for identified project sites. Activities include manual weed management, planting, marine debris collection and a targeted education event.
Perth NRM will also play a key role in supporting additional funded projects awarded to Local Governments and Coastcare and Friends Groups working on coastal restoration and conservation in Cockburn, Fremantle, Cambridge, Stirling and Joondalup.
For further information about the Coastcare Program please contact Dan Friesen, Coastal + Marine Program Manager at [email protected]