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Enviro Grants Deliver for People and Place

Photograph: The NatureMapr App which the Atlas of Life will use for local citizen science.Monday, 10 July 2017

Fourteen projects designed to restore and protect the local environment have received financial backing from Bega Valley Shire Council.

The Community Environment Grants are now in their sixth year, since 2011 fifty five projects across the Shire have been actioned, worth $233,000.

The program is funded through the Environmental Levy with a total of $50, 000 allocated to each year.

The aim is to enhance, protect and restore the natural environment of the Shire, taking in wetlands, coastal foreshores, river banks, and wildlife corridors, as well as supporting innovative community education initiatives.

This year ‘Atlas of Life’ successfully secured a grant to use smart phone technology that will allow locals to undertake citizen science around threatened species and weeds.

The full list of grant recipients is:

  • Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness Inc. - Shire wide community conservation projects, $5828
  • Bega Rifle Club Inc - Buffer belt, $3008
  • Bemboka Landcare Group Inc. - Bemboka River Reserve access steps, $5000
  • Bermagui Dune Care - Revegetation of Cuttagee Point, $695
  • Candelo and District Landcare Group Inc - Candelo Creek Rehabilitation Project, $950
  • Dry River Landcare Group Inc - Reclaim Our Riverbank Stage 4 - weed control at Quaama, $1772
  • Friends of Glebe Wetlands - Stage 2 Habitat Enhancement Project, $3625
  • From Little Things Parklands, Merimbula - Urban Environment & Sustainability Education Project $3000
  • Pambula Landcare - Conservation of significant environmental assets at Pambula Beach, $6000
  • Salty Lagoon Nature Reserve Action Group - Reserve funding, $4375
  • Springvale Landcare Group – Stage 7 Bega River Revegetation and Stabilisation Project, $4500
  • Tathra Landcare - Tathra Foreshores Weed Control Program Stage 2, $5775
  • Tura Beach Flora Reserve Management Committee - Vegetation Management, $4200
  • Tura Mirador Landcare Group - Weed Management Plan, $2200

Photograph: The NatureMapr App which the Atlas of Life will use for local citizen science.

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