Help us identify Green Spots

‚ÄčA Shire of Mundaring environmental program alerting drivers to watch out for wildlife crossing points has returned for another year.

Residents can help by sharing with the Shire where they have spotted native animals crossing roads as part of the 2021 Green Spot program.

Shire President, John Daw, urged residents to identify local roads where wildlife was commonly spotted.

"The program was developed based on recommendations by the Shire's Environmental Advisory Committee," he said.

"Signs with green spots and the Wildcare Helpline number will be displayed in 10 of the most reported streets in the shire.

Cr Daw said the signs were a reminder for motorists to slow down and avoid injuring wildlife.

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

Residents can nominate a Green Spot sign location and complete a short survey though the Shire's online engagement portal, Engage Mundaring at engage.mundaring.wa.gov.au. The survey will be open until 30 September.

Last year, the Shire received 40 responses.

Cr Daw said the shire staff had also created a free glovebox guide called 'Basic First Aid for Wildlife' to help motorists if they encounter an injured animal.

"With tips for handling different types of injured animals and a list of helpful phone numbers, the guide can be collected from the Shire Administration Building, or found on the Shire website and is a fantastic resource to have on hand," he said.

For more information, contact the Planning and Environment team on 9290 6651.

If you discover injured wildlife, call the Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055. This Helpline will provide advice on where to find care for the animal.



6/08/2021
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