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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.

 

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