Local groups put new grants to good use

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Busselton Naturalists Club President Bernie Masters and Busselton Water General Manager Monica Birkner shake hands before purchasing new equipment for the ambergate Reserve
Camera IconBusselton Naturalists Club President Bernie Masters and Busselton Water General Manager Monica Birkner shake hands before purchasing new equipment for the ambergate Reserve Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee/Jackson Lavell-Lee

Eight community groups have been granted funding under the Busselton Water Community Partnership Program.

West Busselton Primary School, Dunsborough and Busselton Wildlife Care Inc, Busselton Senior High School, Geographe Education Support Centre, Acting Up! Academy of Performing Arts, Busselton Naturalists Club, Disabled Surfers Association South West and Busselton Hockey Stadium Club Inc have received almost $15,000.

The program supports local groups in education, accessibility, sports, sustainability and wildlife.

Busselton Naturalists Club plans to use the funds to assist in the revegetation of the Ambergate Reserve.

Club president Bernie Masters said the group, together with local conservation agencies and the City of Busselton, is mindful of just how important the Reserve is for biodiversity.

“Two years ago, the Busselton Naturalists Club decided that every year for the next five years, we would revegetate a small part of the reserve,” Mr Masters explained.

“Thanks to Busselton Water, we’ll be able to purchase and install temporary fencing around newly planted areas to ensure protection for substantial growth in the area.”

Busselton Water Managing Director Chris Elliott said he looked forward to seeing the partnerships flourish and provide enormous benefit to our local community

“Congratulations to the successful recipients,”Mr Elliott said.

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