Landcare groups land more funding

07 Dec 2017 Corryong Courier, Corryong VIC (General News) The state government is helping to preserve Northern Victorias precious natural environment, with more than SI75,000 in grants being allocated to local LandcarB groups in the region. As well as local staff support and maintenance, larger grants have been allocated to local projects that look to improve biodiversity through revegetation, and remnant vegetation enhancement and protection. In north cm Victoria we have some of the hardest working local environmental groups in the state and I am pleased that we have again supported them to improve our environment, said Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes. Ensuring our volunteers and community groups are well supported in their amazing work is vital and the grants program provides funding for these groups to undertake on-ground works that contribute to the improvement and protection of the regions natural resources. Funding also supports projects that promote innovation, as well as build capacity through activities for land stewardship and on-ground change, start-up funding and maintenance grants to ensure a strung Landcare base across the state. Locally, the Upper Murray Landcare Network will receive $21,590 for a community education and works project including high value remnant protection site and information packs tor new landholders plus a scries of community workshops on farm and habitat and pest management. The Koetong Landcare group will get S7200 for an environmental works project including managing pests on high value reserves and providing education events for new landholders. The North East Blackberry Action Group is also the recipient of $7200 for a communityled management project to engage farmers. Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.