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Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Environmental grants for Hepburn Shire community groups

Hepburn Shire Council has congratulated the recipients of its 2022/23 Biodiversity and Landcare Grants, whose collective hard work continues to make big improvements to the biodiversity and natural environment of the Shire.

Councillors caught up with some of the community groups this week to recognise their outstanding work and commitment.

“We awarded $38,900 to community groups through these grants,” the Council said in a statement.

Congratulations to following groups who received biodiversity grants for 2022/23:

  • Blampied-Kooroocheang Landcare Victoria Group Inc. for their project Saving Private Banksia – “Clohsey-Banksia SPA” Stage 2 – $4,803.36
  • Daylesford College in partnership with Central Highlands Rural Health for their project Mow 2 Grow Outdoor Classroom – $4,803.36
  • Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group for their project Glenlyon Pollinator Corridor Project – $4,788.95
  • Bald Hills – Creswick Landcare Group Inc. for their project Food and Fibre forest, incorporating a Yarning Circle at Creswick – $4,803.36
  • Eco Warriors for their project Planting the Seed – Helping School children Create a Living Classroom – $4,800.96

The following groups received $1,000 Landcare grants:

  • Bald Hills – Creswick Landcare Group Inc.
  • Blampied – Kooroocheang Landcare Group Inc.
  • Cornish Hill Committee of Management
  • Friends of Cornish Hill
  • Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group
  • Guildford Upper Loddon Landcare Group
  • LVI – Mt. Bolton/Beckworth Landcare Group
  • Rocky Lead Landcare group
  • Shepherds Flat Landcare
  • Trentham Public Purpose Reserves Committee of Management
  • Ullina Landcare Group Inc.
  • Wattle Flat-Pootilla Landcare Group
  • Wombat Forestcare Inc.

The Great Dividing Trail Association also received a community grant of $1,953.50 for their project to improve signage and the visitor experience along the Lerderderg Track.

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