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News release
17 March 2017

The Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board’s 2017-18 Annual NRM Grant round is now open and Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula is looking for ideas or project proposals to help maintain or improve the condition of natural resources on private or community parks and reserves in the Eyre Peninsula region.Applicants can apply for grants from $500 up to $25,000.

The grants are funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and managed by Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula on behalf of the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board (EP NRM Board).

Last financial year 50 local projects were funded, helping improve the condition of nearly six square kilometres of native vegetation and protect an area equivalent to 902 Adelaide Ovals of fragile coastal environment.

Presiding Member Diana Laube said the Board is seeking applications from community groups, local government, land and marine managers to help manage the region’s biodiversity, coastal and marine environments, and contribute to raising community awareness of local natural resources.

“Community-driven projects contribute to the larger picture of what we are trying to achieve for Natural Resources Management on Eyre Peninsula and would not be possible without funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme,” Ms Laube said.

In the past funding has gone to a variety of community training events, to raise awareness and understanding of local natural resources issues.

In 2016 the marine environment was also supported through assistance with marine debris projects and the development of a research prospectus for Coffin and Kellidie Bay.

Senior Natural Resources Management Officer Seb Drewer said last year he was impressed by people’s interest in attending training events enabled through the grants.

“This shows we have a community that cares for the environment and want to do their bit to help protect it. The Nature Play SA workshops held in August last year were well attended by community, educators and teachers and will help inspire local children to improve their connection to the natural world,” Mr Drewer said.

“I encourage anyone with a NRM grant idea to chat with me. We’ve made the application user friendly and we’re here to assist.”

Applications close Friday 28 April. For more information, including an application form, visit www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ep or contact your local Natural Resource Officer:

Port Lincoln – Seb Drewer, phone 8688 3172 / 0427 004 324

Streaky Bay – Liz McTaggart, phone 8626 1108 / 0437 297 992

Cleve – Corey Yeates, phone 8628 2077 / 0429 677 604

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