Government grant $200,000 to Baldivis eco hub

Aiden BoyhamSound Telegraph

The Baldivis Children’s Forest launched its eco education centre project on Wednesday, with Environment Minister Stephen Dawson and Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby donating $200,000 to the project on behalf of the State Government.

Located just off Mandurah Road, the Baldivis Children’s Forest has served as a hub for environmental education for nearly 20 years.

However, with administration of the 20-hectare site currently managed out of a sea container, the BCF has looked to expand its operations and community outreach with a new eco education centre.

Mr Whitby said the eco education centre would help the BCF to continue to provide its award winning programs.

“The centre will include a classroom and administration centre, ensuring it has a permanent facility to continue hosting best-practice educational programs that promote conservation and environmental sustainability and Aboriginal cultural values,” he said.

“Encouraging children to connect with nature is one of the best things we can do to conserve the environment for current and future generations, so I am pleased that the McGowan Labor Government is able to help this dedicated community organisation make a difference.”

Read the full story in next week’s Telegraph.

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