SHIRE of Mundaring is calling for people to register their interest in its new seedlings program designed to target a number of specific environmental priorities.
Known as Seedlings for Landcare, the program will focus on improving waterways, providing habitat for wildlife, minimising the spread of dieback and creating additional tree canopy cover throughout the Shire.
It will replace the Tree Canopy Understorey Program, also known as TCUP, which has been operating for the past three decades supplying over one million seedlings for planting within the Shire.
Shire President John Daw said the new program will further enhance our stunning natural environmental by focussing the provision of new seedlings to areas that would best achieve our environmental priorities. The new name better reflects this focus.
"Under the Shire-funded program, free seedlings will be available to schools, volunteer environmental groups and rural properties," Cr Daw said. "By improving our waterways and natural vegetation we assist our wildlife to thrive".
Cr Daw said he was looking forward to seeing local schools and community-based groups become involved in the Seedlings for Landcare program adding to the excellent work our environmental volunteers and shire workers already do.
For more information about Seedlings for Landcare, go to the Shire's website (www.mundaring.wa.gov.au) and click on the 'Services' tab. All relevant documents such as a planting guide and eligibility criteria can be found under the 'Environment' section.
Alternatively, anyone with queries about the new program can contact the Shire's Environmental Team on 9290 6641.