Local Friends Group Recognised With Shire Grant

SHIRE of Mundaring awarded Friends of Black Cockatoo Reserves with a Quick Grant to help them celebrate a significant milestone recently achieved by the group.

Shire President Cr.John Daw commended the friends group for their dedication in caring for the ecologically significant bushland for 20 years.

Friends of Black Cockatoo Reserves have several objectives including to conserve, protect and maintain the integrity of native flora, fauna and fungi throughout 32 hectares of gazetted Shire bushland reserves.

The several connected parcels of bushland south of Jarrah Road in Mundaring, which make up Black Cockatoo Reserve, provide beautiful walk trails for local residents, as well as habitat for native fauna including black-cockatoo species.

With assistance from the Mundaring Men's Shed, new signs have been produced which will be hung throughout the Black Cockatoo Reserve.

The purpose of this project is to demonstrate to general users of the reserve the contribution that volunteers have made and continue to make to maintain the bush in pristine condition.

The new signs also increase awareness of the Shire's support of activities by volunteers.

Shire of Mundaring acknowledges the efforts of volunteers as an integral part of our community wellbeing. Without their commitment, many local organisations, events and services would simply cease to function.

For information on grants or volunteering opportunities within the Shire of Mundaring contact Tracey Peacock, Grants and Volunteer Advisor, on 9290 6678.

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