Five grants totaling $20,729.50 have been awarded to conservation groups in Waverley to improve the health of local rivers and creeks.
The Friends of Scotchmans Creek and Valley Reserve Inc secured three grants worth a total of $14,740 to enable the group to undertake Stage 13 of the Fairway Reserve Revegetation and Stage 5 of the Crosby Drive Reserve Revegetation.
The Friends of Damper Creek Inc were awarded $5,989.50, which will facilitate the planting of indigenous trees along the bank of Damper Creek.
Awarded under the Melbourne Water 2013 Waterways Community Grants, the funding aims to make a significant difference to the health of local rivers, creeks and wetlands.
The Melbourne Water Waterways Community Grants are now in their 14thyear. Not-for-profit conservation and environmental groups can apply for next year’s grants in October.