Limestone Coast Grassroots Grants funding continues to support the community!

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Approximately 1 million dollars has been provided to the local community over the past four years through the Limestone Coast Landscape Board Grassroots Grants funding program.

Approximately 1 million dollars has been provided to the local community over the past four years through the Limestone Coast Landscape Board Grassroots Grants funding program. The funding has been used for on-ground works such as; plantings, nature education, citizen science, building homes for wildlife, weed and pest control, erosion management and community engagement.

Some of the 2023/24 projects are now nearing completion and we have had some great results. Dr. Penny Schulz, Chair of the Limestone Coast Landscape Board said, "The Grassroots Grant funding program provides an opportunity for local community groups to play a significant role in the management of our local environment."

"Working collaboratively with these groups to see on ground action is extremely important for our local landscape. It is pleasing to see some many great outcomes for projects that we have funded over the years." Penny commented.

Port MacDonnell Landcare Group are one of the many groups that have been successful in Grassroots Grants and have been undertaking some fantastic on ground works around Port MacDonnell, including at Germein Reserve and a range of other Karst springs. This year's funding has enabled further work in and around peat swamps, including control of invasive weeds and establishing biolinks important for species such as nationally threatened Swamp Antechinus.

Claire Harding spokesperson for Port MacDonnell Landcare Group said, "Our Grassroots Grant has enabled us to continue undertaking important weed control works in Germein Reserve, helping to maintain the tea-tree and sedgeland wetlands. We've found a few interesting threatened plants in our project sites with the help of the SA Seed Conservation Centre. Some of these species can be included in our future revegetation species list including the state-endangered Oleria glandulosa (Sticky Daisy-Bush)".

Community groups, schools and not for profit organisations with ideas for future landscape management projects are encouraged to check out our project page.

Grassroots Grants funding applications for the 2024/25 round will open 1 March 2024.

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