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Celebrating the Swan River Trust Alcoa Landcare program 2012 awards
 
The Swan River Trust Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) provides funds for community groups (or local government working with community groups) involved in on-ground revegetation and rehabilitation projects in the Swan region of Western Australia. Alcoa has been a major sponsor since the Program’s inception in 1998 and together with the Swan River Trust and West Australian Government has jointly funded more than 800 projects worth $6 million across the Perth metropolitan area.
 
Over the past 14 years hundreds of acres of bush blocks, wetlands, rivers and streams and degraded farmland have been restored across the region from Wooroloo to Applecross and Chittering to Rockingham, thanks to more than 126,000 hours of volunteer labour. That’s almost 5350 volunteer days – over 14 years, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!
 
Community involvement has played a key role in developing the SALP funding process. Community assessment panels decide which projects will be supported each year, helping to ensure projects meet local environmental priorities.
 
Projects involve partnerships between community groups and local government, other local sponsors and State Government agencies. In-kind support and additional funding from project partners substantially increases the total value of SALP.

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SALP volunteers at the launch of the 2012 community grants awards