Biodiversity Grants set to make a positive impact

Conservation in the Northern Agricultural Region is set to receive a boost after the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council announced the recipients of its latest round of Biodiversity Community Grants.

NACC is able to offer these grants through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and Durack MP Melissa Price said the winners displayed a capacity to improve and protect the habitats of the Mid West.

“I am pleased to see this important funding flowing through to those that needed it,” Ms Price said.

“We live in one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world, and that needs to be protected.

“This funding will secure habitats and ecosystems in the region, and build on the important work already being done in the field.

“Congratulations to all the successful applications.”

NACC’s Biodiversity Coordinator Jessica Stingemore said the grant recipients would make a vast contribution across the region and protect our unique native plants, wildlife and landscapes.

“The grants will also support local groups to increase the adoption of NRM activities that improve and protect the condition of this biodiversity,” she said.

 

Recipients of the NACC Biodiversity Community Grants 2017 Round Three

  • Australian Wildlife Conservancy (Mt Gibson) – Establishing a native species botanic garden
  • Carnamah Land Conservation District Committee – Installation of natural playground, with native plant species and interpretive signage
  • Chapman River Friends – Development of wildflower app for Chapman River Regional Park
  • Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions – Replenishing biodiversity in the Moresby Range
  • Leaning Tree Primary School – Native bushland regeneration and installation of interpretive signage
  • Mingenew Irwin Group – Control of castor oil plant infestation along the Irwin River
  • Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group – Kalannie regional herbarium upgrade

Approximately $50,000 will be divided between these community groups and organisations to help undertake on-ground land management and adaptation activities, and enhance community skills and knowledge in rehabilitation, restoration and conservation of the region’s flora and fauna.

For more information, please contact NACC’s Biodiversity Coordinator Jessica Stingemore on [email protected] or 9938 0106.

The grants programs are supported by NACC, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

 

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