Corangamite environment groups will receive $191,000 in funding as part of the Victorian Government’s $1.93 million Landcare Grants program.
The Corangamite Catchment Management Authority distribute the funding to support local Landcare groups carrying out environmental projects to improve regional waterway and land health.
Groups and projects to receive funding for on-ground works include:
- Alvie Tree Planters for weed control and revegetation works at Red Rock Reserve
- Bellarine Catchment Network for development of the Bellarine flora and fauna booklets and Biodiversity in Your Backyard community event
- Bellarine Landcare Group for re-greening the Bellarine koala corridor
- East Otway Landcare Group for enhancing the Bambra wetlands
- Geelong Landcare Network to host the Intrepid Landcare Leadership Retreat
- Heytesbury District Landcare Network for connecting corridors and improving productivity and community nursery event
- Leslie Manor Landcare Group linking the Leslie Manor landscape
- Lismore Land Protection Group linking the Lismore landscape
- Moorabool Landcare Network’s in a jam with blackberry project
- Mount Leura Mount Sugarloaf Reserves Committee people, place and the plains project
- Weering Eurack Landcare Group reducing rabbit harbour and protecting Beeac’s remnant habitats
- Woady Yaloak Catchment Group on ground Landcare works
- Yarrowee Leigh Catchment Group celebration 20 years of Landcare
In addition, 28 community-based environment groups will each receive $500 for group maintenance and support.
Corangamite CMA chair Alice Knight said the Victorian Landcare program was an investment in our future and it’s fantastic to see these local groups receiving grants to support their important environmental projects.
“This program highlights the great environmental outcomes than can be achieved through cooperation between Catchment Management Authorities, environment groups, local communities and the Victorian Government.”
For more information on Victorian Landcare Grants go to www.landcarevic.org.au