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Welcome to Perth NRM's news and media releases page. We cover a range of project updates, news and feature articles.

Community Grants Opening

18th January, 2021 Government

The Federal Government will open its Stronger Communities Programme grants process on Jan 19, 2021, providing up to $20,000 to encourage and support participation in local projects and contribute to viable communities.

Dieback to Basics

Perth NRM hosted a Phytophthora Dieback Community Workshop late last year, bringing together volunteers, local government and sub-regional groups for an onsite visit at Inglewood Triangle reserve in the City of Sterling.

SERCUL Steps In To Control Boneseed

A Community Stewardship grant from the State NRM Office has made it possible for SERCUL to take the lead in regional Boneseed management.

Digging into World Soil Day

The World Soil Day event at Muresk was a successful and illuminating look at the work being done by Western Australian farmers and scientists to improve soil health in our region.

Friends of Hollis Park complete CEP project

13th October, 2020 GovernmentLocal Action

The Friends of Hollis Park have reported completion of revegetation works made possible through a federal Communities Environment Program grant, sponsored by Perth NRM.

Sediment Task Force research published

The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities has published research commissioned by the Sediment Task Force, marking an important milestone in sediment management.

National Biodiversity Month: Urban Forests

In the last of our National Biodiversity Month series, we look at the role of the urban forest in urban hotspots.

National Biodiversity Month: Living Streams

Living Steams and Constructed Wetlands are an increasingly popular way to use ecological systems as part of our urban infrastructure, offering improved biodiversity value to our suburbs.

Talking Food Security

With travel restrictions easing, Perth NRM is heading out for stakeholder consultation as part of the WA Food Security Plan Stage Two.

National Biodiversity Month: Coastal Care

14th September, 2020 Coastal and MarineGovernmentBlog

Today we're looking at coastal conservation as part of National Biodiversity Month.

The Power of Partnership

A partnership between South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL), the City of Canning and the Water Corporation has led to a great project in Nurdi Park, Riverton, as part of the Swan Canning River Recovery program.

Coastal Capacity Building Grant

Perth NRM has been awarded a $19,400 Coastwest Grant to continue the Coastal Capacity Building project delivered by its Coastal + Marine Program.

Community Grants open for Middle Canning Estuary groups

Grants of up to $60,000 over three years are now available to organisations providing on-ground events, activities and capacity building within the Middle Canning Estuary. Applications close Wednesday, 16 September, 2020.

The Environment’s Role in Economic Recovery

1st July, 2020 GovernmentLocal Action

Perth NRM is one of many signatories to a campaign led by Pew Charitable Trusts for a $4 billion stimulus package that will create significant and meaningful employment throughout the national NRM sector, assisting in COVID-19 economic recovery.

Sediment Research Project Update March 2020

10th March, 2020 GovernmentSediment Taskforce

The field research is now completed. Professor Oldham gave a presentation to the Sediment Task Force and other sediment research sponsors and interested persons on her key findings 27/02/2020

Taskforce Workshop tackles money and sand going down the drain

Perth NRM recently worked with State and local government agencies to present a workshop highlighting the need for improved management of urban development sites

Local Governments tackle sediment management

Seven case studies highlighting WA Local Government’s key success factors for achieving best practice management in erosion and sediment control are now available.

Bardon Park volunteers contribute to Swan Canning River Recovery

Maylands residents and volunteers from the Friends of Bardon Park joined City of Bayswater staff on Sunday, 4 August to plant 3000 native seedlings at the iconic Bardon Park wetlands.

Federal grant opportunities with Communities Environment Program

2nd August, 2019 GovernmentLocal Action

The Communities Environment Program, first announced by the Federal Government in March 2019, released its Grant Opportunity Guidelines this week.

Smart Farms update for the North of Perth Food Zone

In 2018 the National Landcare Program and the City of Wanneroo funded Perth NRM to assess the practical use and adoption of improved soil water monitoring practices by horticulturists in the North of Perth Food Zone.

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