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Australian Govt funding heading to Tasmania

Great news for the many Tasmanian organisations and groups who have successfully received both 20 Million Trees Grants or 25th Anniversary Landcare grants announced this week by the Australian Government.

25TH ANNIVERSARY LANDCARE GRANTS

The 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15 are part of the national stream of the National Landcare Programme and mark the 25th anniversary of Landcare as a national movement.

A total of 291 projects will be undertaken to conserve and protect local environments and manage the natural resource base, contributing to outcomes in the national interest. This approach delivers on the natural resource management community’s desire for a greater focus on local action and priorities.

Projects funded through the 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15 provide opportunities for the broader natural resource management community to participate in projects in their local area.

There is a total of $114820 heading to Tasmania, and the following in Southern Tasmania, which include:

  •  $22,000 to Landcare Tasmania and Friends of Huon Island to restore Huon Island.
  •  $21,890 to Tasmanian Land Conservancy to improve the condition and resilience of native vegetation in the Central Highlands
  •  $22,000 to Derwent Catchment NRM to plan and implement best management practices that will help protect water quality in the Derwent River.

Click the link below to see the other recipients within Tas and nationwide

http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/25th-anniversary-landcare-grants

20M TREES COMPETITIVE GRANTS

The Australian Government will work with the community to plant 20 million trees by 2020, to re-establish green corridors and urban forests.

Grant funding totalling up to $4,544,868 (GST exclusive) has been approved for 57 projects to fund Landcare and community groups, individuals and organisations to plant native trees and associated understorey in a range of urban and regional projects across Australia.

20 Million Trees projects funded by the Australian Government in this round will deliver up to 1.13 million native trees towards the 20 million trees target. These trees will contribute to re-establishing native vegetation, providing habitat to support our threatened species, and creating greener spaces to improve the liveability of our cities and towns

In Tasmania projects include:

  • $106,700 to NRM North to protect and enhance native vegetation to help biodiversity connectivity
  • $105,641.53 to Environment Tasmania for site preparation and seeding treatment  in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area
  • $38,940 to Greening Australia (Tas)

http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/20-million-trees/competitive-grants

Congratulations to all recipients. We look forward to seeing this tremendous contribution to the management of the state’s natural resources.

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