The Lower Helena Association Inc. (LHA) was formed in early 2011. We are a not-for-profit local community group whose environmental activities are funded by private donations, membership subscriptions and government funding. Much of our funding has been provided by the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (http://www.perthregionnrm.com/perth-nrm-programs/salp.aspx).
Since 2011, we have undertaken revegetation works at various sites along the Helena River, from Military Rd down to where it joins with the Swan River. This section of the Helena River has remnant riparian vegetation that is recognised as providing important habitat for wildlife. The LHA aims to improve the habitat within the remnant vegetation by controlling weeds and planting shrubs. We also undertake weed control and planting of native species between the sections of remnant vegetation, with the ultimate goal of providing a corridor of native vegetation all the way along the river. In addition, we are trying to improve water quality in the Helena River by planting rushes and sedges. This will also help improve water quality in the Swan River system.
The LHA is keen to collaborate on projects in our region and we are continuing to work with local community members and groups, local schools, private landholders, property developers, local businesses and government agencies.