FUNDING TO FIGHT VEGETATION DECLINE GETS A BOOST

Published: Monday, 21 January 2019 at 11:04:41 AM

The WA State Government has announced that 111 successful projects around WA will share in $7.75 million under the 2018 Community Stewardship Grants to help protect and enhance the environment.

Merredin was successful in obtaining $24,624. This funding will go towards continuing to combat vegetation decline within the Shire of Merredin. The funded project aims to build on current momentum by encouraging landholders to revegetate beneficial areas as well as protecting significant patches of remnant vegetation.

The project involves providing devolved grants to participating landholders with a bio diverse mix of seedlings matched to the site’s soil type as well as an amount for fencing of the revegetation and/or remnant vegetation.

Involved landholders will contribute by providing labour for planting the seedlings, erecting and maintaining any fencing and all site preparation.

EOIs were called for in December 2018 and remain open if community members are interested in re-vegetating parts of their rural properties. Contact Dylan Copeland, the Shire’s NRM Consultant, on 0488 471 727 or email nrmo@icloud.com for further information or to participate.

*This article was featured in the Shire's January 2019 newsletter. Read other news and information in the newsletter here - January 2019 Newsletter

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