In welcoming Spring, Bunbury MLA Don Punch has confirmed $50,000 in local projects, local jobs funding for the Leschenault Community Nursery.
Mr Punch said the nursery does fantastic work in the area of environmental conservation and promoting the planting of native species.
“The nursery is a large, volunteer based enterprise and the funding will support it to make the changes necessary to be sustainable over the long term,” he said.
“In keeping with its vision to promote revegetation and rehabilitation projects, the nursery has an amazing array of plants available including those suitable for waterways, wetlands and coastal areas.”
The nursery grows more than 150,000 plants per year across 200 native species, with nearly all grown from cuttings and seeds collected by the nursery’s volunteers.
“Promoting the planting of native species helps sustain our natural environment, create waterwise gardens and ensure there is habitat and feed for native animals so the nursery is contributing much to the environmental health of our community,” he said.
“Spring is now upon us and I cannot think of a better time to get out and support the nursery, with every purchase supporting the environmental work they do.”