Community grants recipients announced

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Fourteen community groups from across the South Australian Arid Lands region have been given an injection of funds to help them with a variety of on-ground natural resource management projects.

Posted 18 July 2019.

Fourteen community groups from across the South Australian Arid Lands (SAAL) region have been given an injection of funds to help them with a variety of on-ground natural resource management projects.

The successful recipients were awarded up to $10,000 each to put toward activities such as biological surveys, research, weed and cactus control, land rehabilitation and revegetation.

SAAL Regional Natural Resources Manager Jodie Gregg-Smith said the board was very pleased to have received a high level of interest in the grants.

“Applications were received from across the region and from variety of applicants, including pastoralists, progress associations, conservation groups, Aboriginal communities and Friends groups,” Jodie said.

“It is important that most of the investment is going towards ongoing projects that work across the landscape, allowing groups to continue to build on their existing gains.“

Among the successful projects are:

• Protection of the Algebukina Waterhole;

• Fauna surveys at Coward Springs and Arkaba Conservancy;

• Rabbit warren mapping and ripping at Bon Bon Station reserve;

• Land rehabilitation at Glenlye Station;

• Raising awareness of the Mound Springs;

• Revegetation of the Iron Knob rubbish dump;

• Management of Mulga woodland at Nepabunna Community; and

• Weed and cactus controls at a number of locations in the North Flinders.

For the board’s investment, many of the projects will deliver additional returns through in-kind investments, local employment and ongoing biodiversity and sustainable agricultural benefits.

A full list of recipients can be found at www.landscape.sa.gov.au/saal/get-involved/grants-and-funding

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