Expressions of interest open for NRM projects
Expressions of interest are open for potential NRM grant funding. Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula is looking for ideas and project proposals to help maintain and improve the condition of natural resources on private land, and community parks and reserves in the Eyre Peninsula region should funding become available.
We invite expressions of interest for projects from $500 up to $25,000 that aim to improve the status of threatened species and ecological communities.
Eyre Peninsula NRM Board Presiding Member Diana Laube said the Board is seeking applications from community groups, local government, and land managers to help manage the region’s threatened species and vegetation communities, as well as contribute to raising community awareness of these species.
“Vegetation communities of interest include the Eyre Peninsula Blue gum and Peppermint box woodlands and temperate coastal saltmarsh,” Ms Laube said. “Individual species in focus include the endangered and endemic Whibley’s wattle, Hooded plover and Malleefowl.
“We welcome project ideas for on ground works such as fencing, pest weed and animal control, and revegetation that will protect these areas. We also invite community-driven projects that will improve people’s understanding of these species and the importance they play for natural resources management on Eyre Peninsula.”
Senior Natural Resources Management Officer Seb Drewer said last year there was a lot of interest in community run projects.
“This shows we have a community that cares for the environment and want to do their bit to help protect it,” Mr Drewer said.
“The mosaic trail completed by the Ungarra Community helps raise community awareness of three important ecosystems under threat as well as endangered and vulnerable species. It was a big success and has helped inspire the local community and improve connections to the natural world.
“I encourage anyone with a NRM grant idea that might meet these criteria, to chat with a Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Officer. We’ve made the application user friendly and we’re here to assist.”
Applications close Friday 18 May. 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