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16.12.2015

Funds to protect natural resources

•    $3.99 million for natural resource management
•    Supporting 142 community projects throughout Western Australia

A new walkway to protect the mouth of Margaret River and hiring Aboriginal people to track feral cats - these are just some of the projects funded by the State Government to protect the State's natural resources.

Decisions on applications for State Natural Resource Management Program Community Action Grants were released today with 142 community projects receiving funding for 2015-16, made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.

Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston said $3.99 million would be distributed across the projects, supported by $8.5 million worth of funding and effort from the participating groups.

"These projects conserve and restore unique ecosystems throughout Western Australia. Without these grants important environmental work would not occur, especially in remote regions," Mr Baston said.

Mr Baston said the grants ranged from $5,000 to $55,000 and were part of a $24 million commitment over three years towards State Natural Resource Management.

Click here to read the full media statement.

Click here to view the full list of projects.