Land Care for the Limestone Coast
A number of Limestone Coast projects have shared in $5 million of Environment Small Grants as part of the National Landcare Program.
Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin said: “I am proud to congratulate the four recipients who will be receiving Australian Government grant funding to deliver natural resource management activities that will improve the quality of our local environment in the Limestone Coast."
“Through the National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants opportunity, the Australian Government is investing $5 million, through one-off grants of between $5,000 and $50,000, in community projects which are delivered at the local level but contribute to national environment priorities.
“The Government is looking forward to working with the successful grant recipients across Australia to carry out projects that help to protect, rehabilitate and restore environmental assets in our communities.
“I am delighted to hear that our community members are taking up this opportunity to address the environment issues that matter most to them.
“We all have a role to play in natural resource management and we can all contribute to the protection and restoration of our local environment,” he said.
The successful projects funded under the National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants range from invasive pest and weed management, to revegetation and erosion control efforts.
Successful projects in the South East are:
Port Macdonnell Landcare Group’s Project to enhance significant wetland and woodland habitats in Germein Reserve that will help to continue weed control, begin revegetation and enforce a monitoring and hands on education.
Friends of Parks Incorporation - Friends of the Coorong’s Malleefowl protection, awareness and habitat enhancement at Salt Creek project that will help to improve habitat, reduce threats and raise awareness of the nationally endangered Malleefowl.
Mackillop Farm Management Group Inc’s Sherwood Fire Environmental Recovery Project that will help to replace 15 kilometres of burnt fencing to protect native vegetation, enforce rabbit control, protect fencing from wind erosion, tech support and the monitoring of recovering burnt native vegetation.
Mundulla Common Working Group’s project to enhance Mundulla Common and Moot-Yang-Gunya Swamp that will help to support the Mundulla Common Operations Plan through weed control, seed collection, hand seeding and follow up monitoring to support on going management.
For more information on the grants, visit: www.business.gov.au/nlpesg.