Shire of Narrogin joins Water for Wildlife drive to supply vital water sources for native animals

Isabel VieiraNarrogin Observer
Shire of Narrogin's Sharon Bell and Susan Guy
Camera IconShire of Narrogin's Sharon Bell and Susan Guy

Native animals will soon be on the hunt for water sources as the dry summer months approach, which is why the Shire of Narrogin is offering free portable water stations to residents.

Wildlife protection organisation Animals Australia partnered with the not-for-profit organisation DoSomething to launch the Water for Wildlife program which supplies free portable water stations to local governments around the country.

The water stations are made out of PVC pipes which can be strapped to trees or posts around residents’ properties to provide a reliable water source for native wildlife.

Shire of Narrogin community leisure and culture manager Susan Guy encouraged residents to get involved in the program.

“I thought it was a great idea because at the time it was summer and I was finding too many bobtails drowning in my pool at home,” she said.

“I had been putting saucers and plates around with water which would evaporate in no time and so when I saw these water stations I thought it was the perfect solution because the water doesn’t evaporate immediately.

“I imagine that birds may well be attracted to them once they identify it as a water source and then you’ve got the variety of reptiles such as bobtails which may use it as well.”

The Shire of Lake Grace and the Shire of West Arthur are also involved in the roll-out of the portable water stations.

People can arrange to collect a free portable water station by contacting their local Shire.

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