KI Grassroots Grants in 2021-22
The 2021-22 KI Grassroots Grants helped landholders and community groups do a range of projects on Kangaroo Island including:
Friends of Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park
Recipient: Revegetation at locations within Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park and Beyeria Conservation Park
The community group was supported to plant 551 native plants at five locations (Tadpole Cove, Wreckers Beach, Wreckers Beach Lookout, Osmanli Reef Lookout and Second Boat Ramp) in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park and one location (main entrance) in Beyeria Conservation Park. The revegetation was undertaken to increase biodiversity and habitat, reduce the risk of coastal erosion and protect native vegetation by managing visitor access at planting locations. The project has also increased community participation in activities that have positive environmental outcomes.
Recipient: Parndana Progress Association
The Progress Association was supported to hold three working bees with local residents to remove eight weeds invading the Parndana township over 4 ha. The Association also revised, printed and distributed a Parndana township weeds brochure to local residents to educate them about why weed control is important, weeds invading Parndana and the best methods to use to control them.
Saving shorebirds with beach signs
Recipient: BirdLife Kangaroo Island
The installation of two signs informing beach goers about the migratory and resident shorebirds using the beach and the activities they can undertake to protect them, along the walking trail linking Reeves Point and Brownlow.
Salvation Jane removal farmland
Recipient: MacGillivray landholder
Supported the landholder to conduct initial control of the outlier population of salvation Jane over 24.5 ha.
Isthmus revegetation project
Recipient: Dudley landholder
Supported the landholder to continue their large-scale revegetation project through planting 1,091 native plants over 3 ha and protecting these with 870 metres of fencing.
Land Care fencing
Recipient: Seddon landholder
Supported the landholder to replace 2.25 km of burnt shelterbelt fencing to protect regenerating native vegetation from stock.