KI Grassroots Grants in 2022-23
Successful Grassroots Grants projects in 2022-23 include:
Back Paddock wetland revegetation and stock / vehicle access crossing
Kangaroo Island Community Education: Parndana Campus
To work with year 10 and 11 KICE students to:
Controlling weeds with drones
Landholder in Gosse
Control African boxthorn, salvation Jane and African daisy over 100 ha using a drone to:
Shelterbelt revegetation and access control in Duncan
Landholder in Duncan
Construct three shelterbelts over 1.2 ha, protect with 700 m of fencing and plant with 1200 diverse native plant species to:
Interpretive signage Emu Bay foreshore
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network
Produce films of local scientists/researchers speaking about local native animal(s), to be accessed through QR codes on four interpretive signs along the Emu Bay foreshore, to connect the general public with the natural environment.
Shoal Bay coastal rehabilitation project
BirdLife Kangaroo Island
Plant 550 native plant seedlings to restore coastal mallee at two community field days at Shoal Bay to:
Bush kindy for bush birds
Kangaroo Island Children's Services
To support the delivery of the KI Bush Kindy to 60 preschoolers and connect them with KI bird projects and undertake activities including:
Land Care Fencing
Landholder in Seddon
To protect regenerating native vegetation and windbreaks from stock through replacing 2.3 km of fencing burnt in the 2019-20 bushfires.
Increasing the population of barn owls on Dudley Peninsula
To purchase and distribute 20 owl nesting boxes around the Dudley Peninsula to assist owls to increase and predate on mice following the removal of feral cats.
Data for Purpose — making dolphin research effort count
Kangaroo Island / Victor Harbor Dolphin Watch
To gain a greater understanding of common bottlenose dolphins and shortbeaked common dolphins through undertaking and analysing 12 photographic surveys (1 per month) of dolphin numbers, behaviours, aggregations etc. at North Cape, Dashwood Bay, Emu Bay, Stokes Bay, Nepean Bay, American River and Hog Bay.