Shire of Mundaring is once again offering schools, community groups and rural landholders free native seedlings for environmental restoration.
Residents or groups can now apply to partake in Seedlings for Landcare projects, such as revegetating creek lines and restoring degraded bushland areas by Friday 26 March.
Shire President, John Daw, said 20,000 seedlings consisting of 60 local native species, including trees, shrubs, grasses, rushes, sedges, and native plants that provide habitat for threatened wildlife will be available through the program.
"This program has now been running for over 20 years as part of the Shire's commitment to protect, manage and retain viable bushland, waterways and to better support out native flora and fauna.
"I am proud to see people showing interest in their local environment conservation, especially in a drying climate, maintaining native vegetation for wildlife corridors and healthy creek lines is incredibly important," he said.
The range of native species will suit most soil types, with an emphasis on plants that are less susceptible to dieback and drought, and will provide long-term benefits to the Shire's local restoration projects and local environment.
Expressions of interest forms are available online on the Shire's website, under the Environmental tab, and hard copies are available at the Shire's libraries and Administration building.
To be eligible, applicants must be:
- A resident or ratepayer undertaking revegetation on a rural zoned property;
- A catchment group, friends group, school or other organisation undertaking revegetation on a nature reserve or school grounds within the shire.
Expression of Interest forms can be completed online
For enquiries, contact the Coordinator on 9290 6666 or email email@example.com by 4pm on Friday 26 March.