The Hepburn Community Biodiversity grants were approved by Council on Tuesday 18 June 2019. The grants are intended to support community-led projects that protect and enhance the Shire’s biodiversity.
The following projects amount to $24,000. This is in addition to Council’s existing Landcare Grant program.
|Blampied-Kooroocheang Landcare Group Inc was awarded $4,860 for the project New Community Spray Cart 2019.’ The grant will co-fund purchase of a spray cart to be used in environmental weed control by Landcare members on private property and roadsides.|
|Friends of Cornish Hill Inc was awarded $3,689 for the project Understanding the natural world’. The grant will co-fund a program of on-ground planting and educational programs with community and schools.|
|Friends of Creswick’s Park Lake Botanical Reserve was awarded $900 for the project ‘Completion of planting of Victorian Section, Tolhurst Plan’. The grant will purchase local Blackwood trees to for landscaping of the Creswick Park Lake Botanical reserve.|
|Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group was awarded $4,860 for the project Enhancing the Glenlyon Biolink’. The grant will co-fund on-ground planting and weed control works and a consultant’s restoration plan for the Glenlyon biolink on the Loddon River.|
|Wattle Flat-Pootilla Landcare Group was awarded $4,831 for the project ‘Slaty Creek Wildlife Corridor’. The grant will co-fund preparation and planting of a wildlife corridor in Slaty Creek.|
|Wombat Forestcare Inc was awarded $4,860 for the project ‘Grow Wild: Gardening to sustain Wildlife in the Hepburn Shire’. The grant will co-fund publication of a guide to using local plants in garden or property to attract wildlife.|