Community-based action will soon see works completed that aim to improve the health of our rivers by reducing nutrient flows into waterways.
Wheatbelt NRM’s Healthy Soils Healthy Rivers small grant program will support the Friends of Dale River, The River Conservation Society, Toodyay Friends of the River and the Cunderdin School of Agriculture to complete projects working in the Dale River, Avon River and Mortlock River.
Revegetation of waterways using native species will reduce erosion and runoff that carries excessive nutrients in the river. The Avon River contributes a significant portion of nutrient load into the Swan River system.
These projects not only tackle river health they encourage local participation which leads to a legacy of community action.
This work is supported by the WA State Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions under the Healthy Soils Healthy Rivers Program.
Keep your eye out for opportunities to be part of community planting days with these groups.