Mandurah Wildlife receives Lotterywest grant

Mandurah Wildlife has received a significant grant from the state government to support their environmental outreach work.

The Lotterywest grant, worth $58,714, will allow the organisation to continue their work across the region and do more to conserve the local environment and wildlife.

The outreach work done by Mandurah Wildlife includes curriculum-based education lessons for school students, assisting students with conservation projects in the community and public education through community talks and events.

Mandurah Wildlife board chair Kim Low said educating and engaging with the broader community was vital to conserve the local environment and wildlife.

"This year we are focusing on supporting and monitoring critically endangered western ring tail possums," she said.

"The public's understanding and involvement of the plight of this species is a vital part of the education we undertake."

Mandurah Wildlife have used the grant to purchase a new vehicle and re-purpose a trailer.

The vehicle and trailer will assist with public events and talks as part of their efforts to educate the community on wildlife and environmental conservation.

Mandurah MP David Templeman said he was excited to present Mandurah Wildlife with a Lotterywest grant.

"I have followed the work of Mandurah Wildlife for many years and I am incredibly grateful for their continued work in our community," he said.

"It was fantastic to hear how this grant will allow Mandurah Wildlife to continue and expand their community outreach work.

"It was also great to hear from volunteers about their focus on supporting and protecting critically endangered western ring tail possums."