CORANGAMITE region environment groups will share in $204,000 in funding as part of $2 million distributed through state Landcare grants.
The state government funding, distributed through the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, will help local Landcare groups carry out on-ground environmental projects to improve the health of the region’s land and waterways.
Projects include weed and pest control programs, seed collection, planting indigenous vegetation and protecting remnant vegetation and wetlands.
State Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said the grants would give Landcare groups across Corangamite the support needed for projects on public and private land.
Each project would assist in protecting and enhancing their local environment.
The groups and projects to receive grants include:
n Heytesbury District Landcare Network — Heytesbury Biofund Program;
n Lismore Land Protection Group — creating vegetation corridors across the Lismore landscape to connect remnant habitats;
n Mount Leura and Mount Sugarloaf Development Committee — protection and promotion of Victorian volcanic plain woodland communities;
n Newfield Valley Landcare Group — beautifying and restoring the Newfield Valley and Campbells Creek and recording the history of Newfield Valley Landcare works;
n Southern Otway Landcare Network — community-based seed collection project;
n Timboon Bushland Co-operative — Power Creek weed control project.