The Coles Junior Landcare School Garden Grants offer of up to $1,000 to schools groups to help create gardens in their grounds or community, such as a bush tucker garden, water wise garden or veggie garden. All schools, kindergartens, daycare centers, and Scout youth groups are eligible to apply.
The School Garden program encourages students to learn about the environment through “outdoor learning” and interaction in developing their own school gardens.
Further information, including details on how to apply, are available at the attachments below, or online at: http://www.juniorlandcare.com.au/grants-2/coles-grant
The Guidelines for the first funding round of the Federal Government's Carbon Farming Futures program have just been released. Applications can be submitted for funding of up to $605,000, for projects to be carried our by 30 June 2015.
Funding through this Action on the Ground program is for projects that trial ot demonstrate agricultural greenhouse gas emission reductions or carbon sequestration.
The Monaro Landscape Connectivity project aims to work with land managers to actively manage patches of native vegetation. Management activities may include:
- Fencing to manage stock access;
- Strategic planting of native trees and shrubs; and
- Controlling exotic plants
Assessors play a crucial role in sustainable natural resource management by representing community perspectives on a range of funding decisions. You could be involved in assessing funding applications for initiatives including Caring for our Country and the Action on the Ground element of the Securing a Clean Energy Future plan.
Landholders Bale Up Seed
The health of the Murrumbidgee River in its upper reaches is of particular interest to many organisations in the area and this includes the Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare Committee (UMLC) and associated network of Landcare Groups.
Supported by a NSW Environmental Trust Grant, the UMLC is currently working to reduce the threat to the river from invasive black willows. Black willows are a declared weed within the Cooma Monaro Shire due to its invasive nature and its impact on the environment.
|Black willow (Salix nigra) is one of the most invasive willow species in the Upper Murrumbidgee catchment. Although programs have been previously undertaken, control can never be guaranteed to be 100% effective and on-going vigilance is required to ensure long-term control and avoid serious re-infestation. The most effective way to do this is to ensure that all landholders are aware of the problems and are able to identify black willows and understand how to control them at an early stage.|
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