Supporting Landcare volunteers across the region
The Victorian Government has announced the recipients of this year’s Victorian Landcare Grants, with $3.98 million to support volunteer groups and networks in protecting and restoring natural landscapes.
Across the state, grants of up to $20,000 have been allocated to 245 on-ground projects and support grants of $500 have also been allocated to 269 environmental volunteer groups to assist with administration and running costs.
In the North Central CMA region, more than $350,000 has been allocated to 27 on-ground projects and educational activities focused on biodiversity protection.
The diverse range of local projects includes:
- $15,000 to Moolort Landcare to assess the values and condition of significant wetlands on private land across the Moolort Plains
- $20,000 to the Eastern Bendigo Landcare Network to deliver the Natural Youth program which aims to bring youth back to nature through activities that are meaningful and fun
- $17,080 to Wycheproof and District Landcare to revegetate lost species of the area
- •$3473 to Ashbourne Landcare Group to propagate trees from seeds
Support grants of $500 have also been allocated to 42 environmental volunteer groups in the region, including in Myall, Quambatook, and Woosang, to assist with administration and running costs.North Central CMA Regional Landcare Coordinator Belinda Pritchard said funding such as this to support volunteers and their communities helps secure the region’s environment for generations to come.
“All these groups do amazing work in protecting and restoring our natural assets,” she said.
“The North Central CMA is proud to be able to coordinate the local funding to help these groups continue to provide this invaluable service to our communities and landscapes.”
Victorian Landcare Grants support Biodiversity 2037, the Victorian Government’s long-term plan to protect Victoria’s environment.