The City of Armidale in Western Australia is assisting residents to care for their local waterways.
Since 2002 the City’s STREAMCARE program has assisted hundreds of landowners care for their local riverside environment.
The program aims to revitalise local streams and improve the habitat for native fish and wildlife.
The STREAMCARE program provides landowners with advice on the management of their land and waterways, weed control, chemical and pesticide use, property planning and revegetation.
Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM JP said the best way to care for these waterways is by educating residents to ensure local natural habitats are protected.
“Some landowners may be unaware that there is even a stream running through their property, as some streams only flow for a few months a year.
“The best way of caring for these waterways is by educating the residents to ensure local natural habitats are protected.
“Free native plants are available for eligible landowners through the program to revegetate and create a healthier environment along their river foreshore.
“The success of the program means the waterways in the area are protected for future generations.
“Improving the water quality in our riverside environment means we are contributing towards a difference in the waterways of the metropolitan area as these streams flow into the Wungong, Southern, Canning and ultimately the Swan River.”