Goulburn Broken region environment groups will share in $245000 in funding as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s $2 million Landcare Grants program.
The funding, distributed through the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, supports local Landcare groups carrying out environmental projects to improve regional biodiversity and land health.
Projects that will receive funding for on-ground works include:
●Ancona Valley Landcare Group for their program Ancona Regroups;
●Balmattum Sheans Creek Landcare for a the Spray and Wipe project;
●Euroa Arboretum for their Gardens for Wildlife program and environmental education for kinder, schools and teaching staff;
●Gecko CLaN to fund innovative technologies and programs to encourage new ideas;
●Goulburn Murray Landcare Network to fund their Biodiversity, Environment, Aquatic Discovery Program, the Goulburn Murray Landcare website and as well as developing tips for small landholders;
●Granite Creek Project for the Granite Creeks for their ongoing integrated pest plant and animal control project;
●Hughes Creek Catchment Collaborative for their rabbit control program;
●Molyullah/Tatong Landcare Group for their ongoing blackberry control program;
●Strathbogie Ranges CMN to engage new landholders;
●Swanpool Landcare for their rabbit control program;
●Up2Us Landcare Alliance to fund Landcare learning; and
●Upper Goulburn Landcare Network for their priority weed rebate and pest animal control and environmental education for schools.
In addition, community-based environment groups will each receive up to $500 for group maintenance and support.
●For more information on Victorian Landcare Grants, go to www.landcarevic.org.au