Grassroots Grants current projects 2020/2021
Limestone Coast Grassroots Grants - Current Projects 2020/2021
City of Mount Gambier
City of Mount Gambier is one of the successful grant recipients that have been undertaking weed control measures in the Crater Lakes vicinity as part of the Grassroots Grants funding.
The funds have assisted council to achieve objectives within the Crater Lakes Conservation Management Plan, this has provided an opportunity to enhance and protect the landscape in the area for the greater community to enjoy.
See below before and after photos of weed control measures that have been undertaken (photos courtesy of City of Mount Gambier)
South East Deer Control Group
Limestone Coast landholders managing feral deer on their properties attended a February workshop in Kingston to expand their knowledge of deer and fox impacts on Malleefowl, as well as fox control technology. Funded through a Nature Foundation SA Bushfire Recovery grant (post-Keilira fire) and Limestone Coast Landscape Board Grassroots Grant, the funds are also contributing to a ground-based control program for feral deer.
Friends of the Coorong
Funding from the Limestone Coast Landscape Board Grassroots Grants program has supported the purchase of two remote monitoring cameras which have been installed to determine the impact of feral mice on the Pelican Breeding season at the Coorong National Park Southern Lagoon. The monitoring will provide further insight into pest animal control for the area the results will be collated and reported on by Flinders University.
The great news is ....it appears that the feral mice are not eating the pelican chicks!
Wine Grape Council of South Australia Inc.
Wine Grape Council of South Australia is one of the successful grant recipients for the 2020/2021 Limestone Coast Landscape Board Grassroots Grants program. The funding has assisted grape growers in the Coonawarra region. To find out more about the extending EcoVineyards project in the Coonwarra region and to check out the fabulous work they have been doing click here.
Nature Glenelg Trust
Nature Glenelg Trust have been working closely with High School students both in the classroom and in the field over the past few months. Students have visited wetlands in the region where they have been involved in wetland assessment and data collection. The project has increased student awareness providing valuable insight into the restoration and maintenance of wetlands. This has been possible with funding provided through the Grassroots Grant program for 2020/2021.