Green Spot returns in 2020

​Shire of Mundaring residents are being asked to help identify locations where native animals are most active as part of the 2020 Green Spot Program.

Signs with green spots and the Wildcare Helpline (9474 9055) are displayed at ten locations throughout the Shire during spring and summer to caution motorists to slow down and avoid injuring wildlife.

Shire of Mundaring Co-ordinator Environment and Sustainability Briony Moran said the program, originally developed by the Shire's Environmental Advisory Committee, helps avoid injuries to wildlife.

"Drivers are alerted to take care near wildlife crossing points and quickly call the Wildcare Helpline if they find injured native animals," she said.

"Changing the locations every year encourages road users to be more aware of local wildlife crossing points and makes good use of our residents' local knowledge."

Ms Moran encouraged community members to nominate locations throughout the Shire which are 'hot spots' for injured wildlife through an online survey.

"Last year, the Shire received 67 suggested locations," she said.

"We hope residents can once again help us identify local roads where they feel the signs are needed.

"Road users can also download the Shire's Basic First Aid for Wildlife brochure from our website, or pick up a hard-copy from the Shire Administration Centre, and keep it in their vehicle in case of an accident involving wildlife."

Residents can nominate a Green Spot sign location and complete the short survey through the Shire's online engagement portal, Engage Mundaring, from Friday 28 August.

The survey closes on Wednesday 30 September.

For more information, contact Environmental Services on 9290 6651.

Photo: Simon Cherriman

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