Green marks the spot in 2019

GREEN Spot is back in 2019 and residents in the Shire of Mundaring are being asked to assist in identifying locations where native animals appear near local roads.

The initiative, which has been running since 2014, sees signs displaying a green spot and the Wildcare Helpline (9474 9055) placed in ten locations throughout the Shire.

Developed based on recommendations by the Environmental Advisory Committee, Green Spot signs are a great reminder for drivers to slow down and pay attention to wildlife in the area.

The distinctive signs remain in place over the spring and summer seasons each year.

Shire Co-ordinator of Environment and Sustainability, Briony Moran, said continuation of the Green Spot Program would increase community awareness about wildlife on local roads.

"Finding an injured animal or accidentally causing injury to wildlife on our roads can be a distressing experience."

"The initiative ensures road users know who to call when they see an injured animal, improving the animal's chance of survival," she said.

The Wildcare Helpline is manned 24/7 by volunteers who are able to put callers in touch with their nearest registered wildlife rehabilitator.

Alternatively, Wildcare Helpline has a smartphone app that is designed to provide information about what to do if you find sick or injured native animals removing the need to call the helpline. The app, available for Android or iOS, can be downloaded for free.

Ms Moran said the Shire was inviting people to nominate streets where they think a sign is needed.

"Calling for nominations each year makes sure we remain informed of danger points for wildlife," she said.

Residents can nominate a Green Spot location by going to the Shire's online consultation and communication portal Engage Mundaring, https://engage.mundaring.wa.gov.au, and completing a quick survey.

For more information contact Environmental Services on 9290 6651.


30/08/2019
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