Shire of Mundaring is once again offering schools, community groups and rural landholders free native seedlings for environmental restoration.
Residents or groups can apply for native seedlings for landcare projects, such as revegetating creek lines and restoring degraded bushland areas.
A total of 20,000 seedlings – consisting of 60 local native species, including trees, shrubs, grasses, rushes and sedges – will be available through the program.
The range of species will suit most soil types, with an emphasis on plants that are less susceptible to dieback and drought.
Native plants that provide habitat for threatened black cockatoos are also included in the selection.
Councillor John Daw said the program was part of the Shire's commitment to protect, manage and retain a network of viable bushland areas, waterways and wildlife corridors to better support our native flora and fauna.
"In a drying climate, maintaining native vegetation for wildlife corridors and healthy creeklines is more important than ever.
"These native seedlings will provide a boost for important local restoration projects that have long-term benefits for our local environment," he said.
Expressions of interest forms can be completed online or downloaded here. Forms are also available at Shire libraries or the Shire 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
All forms must be completed and returned to the Shire of Mundaring by 4pm on Friday 27 March 2020.
The Shire is also seeking volunteers to hand out seedlings from a central distribution point in the shire during June 2020. If you can help, please contact the Environment team on 9290 6641 or email email@example.com.