The Victorian Landcare Grants program has funded more than $220,000 worth of projects across the Glenelg Hopkins catchment area.
Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority chief executive Adam Bester said the number of applications for the Victorian Landcare Grants "far exceeded the funds available".
""We have a very healthy Landcare network in the region," Mr Bester said.
"The successful applications cover a diverse range of activities including, fencing, revegetation, community education, weed control, linking existing vegetation areas, citizen science projects and endangered animal monitoring."
The Gazette Land Action Group (GLAG) has welcomed the receipt of nearly $52,000 of grants to help fence and plant native tree corridors and wind breaks.
Jeff Semmens, a beef and sheep farmer and the president of GLAG, said the funding for three planting projects was very welcomed.
"Last year only one member received a grant, but this year we have had three projects successfully funded," Mr Semmens said.
All three projects are to help grow a native tree corridor between Mount Rouse and Mount Napier, Mr Semmens said.
"We have run a program for 30 years trying to reveg from the mount to the mount for birds, insects, it's been too succeessful in places because the kangaroos have taken over," he said.
"One project involves a group of three farmers who are doing a big operation between them, another is across four farms planting corridors along their boundaries."
The third project will fencing out of a 50 meter section of a natural spring to stop stock damage and maintain clean water quality, and planting a corridor of trees along the drainage lines.
"We have already started planting trees, but we were going to do it anyway whether we got the grant or not. Most people will start planting trees next year. People need to spray and fence the area so the trees have the best chance of survival," Mr Semmens said.
Gazette farmer Daniel Mirtschin said the native tree corridors helped to create shelter-belts for his sheep and beef cattle.
"It's a double-edged sword really, we get to connect the (native animal) corridor together but we get the benefit of shelter for the sheep as well. This helps in every way, any help we can get being a farmer we need to utilise," Mr Mirtschin said.
Other groups to receive grants include Bunnugal Landcare Group, Friends of Pallisters Reserve, Southwest Environmental Alliance, Belfast Coastal reserve Action Group and The Basalt to Bay Landcare Network.
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