Community Environment Grants announced
Thursday 6 August 2015
Bega Valley Shire Council has named the recipients of its 2015-16 Community Environmental Grants.
Mayor Michael Britten said $40,000 had been allocated from Council’s environment levy to projects targeted at enhancing the local environment.
“Councillors have been impressed with both the number and quality of applications received and by the diversity of the projects and their broad geographic spread across the Shire,” he said.
“The projects will tackle a range of issues including weed control, revegetation, interpretative signage as well as biodiversity surveys and management plans.
“These works will improve our Shire’s natural assets for residents and visitors alike.”
The organisations that have secured funding are:
Bemboka Landcare Group ($3650) for re-instating a flood fence to keep stock out of the Bemboka River Reserve;
Bermagui Flora and Fauna Reserve Trust ($2946) for weed control at Bermagui North Lagoon and re-vegetation at Long Swamp;
Candelo and District Landcare Group ($3820) for Candelo public lands biodiversity survey and management plan;
Cobargo Community Action Network ($4400) for Narira Creek stabilisation and walkway Project;
Dry River Landcare Group ($6000) for weed control on Dry River reserve, Quaama;
Friends of Glebe Wetlands ($4280) for interpretive signage;
Pambula Wetlands and Heritage Project ($3360) for protecting and enhancing Panboola;
Salty Lagoon Nature Reserve Action Group ($6000) for flora and fauna survey, weed eradication and rehabilitation-revegetation project;
Tura Beach Flora Reserve Management Committee ($4200) for vegetation management;
Tura-Mirador Landcare Group ($1520) for continued conservation of the Tura-Mirador coastal reserve.
For more information about the Community Environmental Grant Program phone Michael Fiedler in Council’s Environmental Services Section on 6499 2348.
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