Last year we started work on the ‘Community-led stewardship in Perth’s northern coastal corridor’ project, with lots of amazing progress made already.
The three-year grant was awarded in 2021 by the State NRM Program to facilitate community action to restore six degraded coastal sites.
As a result of community volunteer ‘busy bee’ days, more than 8,000 seedlings have already been planted in eight hectares across Wanneroo, Joondalup, Stirling and Cambridge. Weeding and rubbish removal is an ongoing task, and the installation of windbreak fencing and matting is helping with erosion control.
Progress photos from the ‘Community-led stewardship in Perth’s northern coastal corridor’ project
Our project partners, Coastcare groups, schools and university students, and other volunteers from the community have been integral to the success of the program so far. Students from Kapinara Primary School, Yanchep Secondary College, Butler College Bushranger group, UWA Guild Volunteering have been involved, as well as the hardworking volunteers from the Quinns Rocks Environment Group, Friends of Hillarys/Kallaroo, Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare and Cambridge Coastcare. Our project partners – City of Wanneroo, City of Joondalup, City of Stirling and Town of Cambridge – have also been instrumental in preparing and accessing the sites for the project activities.
With favourable cooler weather starting to appear, work across these sites will ramp up with planting and action days being planned for 2023. Members of the public who are interested in becoming involved are encouraged to follow Perth NRM on Facebook or Instagram, subscribe to our newsletter, or get in touch with one of the listed Coastcare groups.
The “Community led stewardship in Perth’s northern coastal corridor” project is supported by Perth NRM’s Coastal + Marine program, through funding from the Western Australian Government’s State Natural Resources Management Program.