KI Grassroots Grants in 2023-24
Successful Grassroots Grants projects in 2023-24 include:
|Arum Lily Control, Lashmar Conservation Park
|Friends of Dudley Peninsula Parks and Wildlife
|To continue the eradication of arum lilies in Lashmar Conservation Park through volunteer working bees.
|1.5 km of fencing to protect shelterbelt
|Landholder in Seddon
|To protect burnt native vegetation within a shelter belt from further damage from grazing pressure of both sheep and cattle.
|Overcoming nutritional barriers to liming
|Timber Creek Landcare Group
|To demonstrate granular and foliar treatments to rectify manganese deficiencies incurred following liming acidic soil and promote the results to the agricultural community.
|Clay spreading non-wetting infertile sand
|Landholder at Stokes Bay
|To improve soil health and reduce non-wetting sands and soil nutrient leaching into waterways and dams through clay spreading and planting perennial pasture over 40 ha.
|Saving critically endangered Beyeria bush pea from extinction by weed invasion and kangaroo browsing
|Threatened Plant Action Group
|To restore critical habitat of Beyeria bush-pea by weed control of bridal veil and protection from KI kangaroo grazing in Beyeria Conservation Park and along priority roadsides.
|Improving KI's weather station network for farmers and communities benefit
|Agriculture Kangaroo Island Incorporated
|To install a weather station with a soil probe on western KI to continue the network of weather stations on KI to benefit producers on western KI with more accurate knowledge of weather conditions and soil moisture and to enable risk modelling.
|Planting and protecting seedlings for shelterbelts
|Landholder at Middle River
|To plant 1000 native plants over 1 ha and protect them with guards to build shelterbelts and improve biodiversity and provide shelter for stock.
|Deep Creek fencing
|Landholder on Dudley Peninsula
|To protect Deep Creek with 900 m of fencing to protect native vegetation, prevent water erosion and improve water quality and stock management.
|Landholder at Cape Borda
|To sow 40 ha of perennial pasture to rehabilitate degraded areas by stabilising soils with perennials pasture. This will reduce soil erosion, improve soil fertility and accelerate carbon storage.
|Landholder at Cassini
|To replant 1.8 ha of native vegetation burnt in the 2019-20 bushfires with 800 native plants to improve biodiversity.