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$250,000 in Community Grants open now!

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Local community groups, organisations, individuals and volunteers with innovative and exciting ideas on how to successfully manage our region’s landscape are encouraged to apply now for funding from the Limestone Coast Landscape Board, Grassroots Grant program.

Sixteen projects were successful in the last round of Grassroots Grants for the 2020/2021 year.

Some of the projects currently underway include -

• Millicent High School – Caring for Country, bringing Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Youth out on Country to experience cultural connection while learning how to Care for Country.

• The City of Mount Gambier – Crater Lakes Weed Control, recognising and protecting all of the heritage values in the Crater Lakes area by identifying the local native species and pest plants and weeds and implementing controls.

• Wine Grape Council of South Australia Incorporated – Establishing new demonstration sites in the Coonawarra region to showcase the use of native insectary plants in and around vineyards.

• Pt MacDonnell Landcare Group Inc. – Community caring for karst springs and fens, incorporating citizen-science water quality monitoring in conjunction with on-ground actions to improve riparian habitat quality of karst springs and associated drains.

• Livestock SA Incorporated – trialling a large scale feral deer trap, in the South East to support productive and sustainable agriculture practices and management of natural resources.

• Nature Glenelg Trust - High School science in the field, Grant High School year 9 science students involved in wetland assessment, data collection and interpretation, site management and restoration of the Trust’s Mt Burr Swamp property.

• Tatiara District Council – Mundulla Common Swamp enjoyment and enhancement. Weed Control and seed collection for revegetation of the area.

• Beachport District Development Association Inc. – Developing a Spiny Rush management program for Lake George.

Limestone Coast Landscape Board Chair Penny Schulz said “the Grassroots Grant program is an important element in the Landscape SA reform agenda, which ensures there is more funding opportunities for local communities dedicated to enhancing our region’s landscape”.

With a funding pool of $250,283 available the LC Landscape Board expects to fund a range of projects in 2021/2022 across the region that will address its priority areas.

Applications close 19 April 2021.

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