Who We've Helped - Communities Environment Program 2019

Alicia standing at the site of a micro-forest project she helped fund

 

Below is a list of successful grants in the 2019 round of Communities Environment Program funding for environmental groups across Canberra that I was pleased to have been able to assist with their applications.

 

Congratulations to all the successful recipients and I want to acknowledge the incredible work they do in preserving and protecting our natural environment in Canberra.

 

Organisation

Project

Funding

Molonglo Conservation Group (MCG)

Development of community workshop on tackling land erosion-the project will facilitate a community workshop run by the Mulloon Institute on tackling erosion. The workshop will provide members of the public with the skills and tools needed to implement effective regenerative land management.

$4,800

ACT Wildlife

Purchase of humidicribs for Jerrabomberrra Wetlands Facility- this equipment is vital to the successful care and rehabilitation of injured wildlife. The Canberra region is home to a vast array of unique and incredible fauna and the work of ACT Wildlife is important in ensuring that our wildlife receive help when they need it. 

$6,000

Molonglo Conservation Group (MCG)

Development of native seed species program- the project will implement the collection, propagation and revegetation of native seed species. The program will provide bush care volunteers with the skills and knowledge needed through practical, hands on experience. This project will help ensure that Canberra’s native plants thrive into the future.

$13,600

Southern ACT Catchment Group (SACTCG)

Development of long term weed management program- the project will enable the acquisition of steam weeding machines to help control invasive species in threatened woodlands, grasslands and waterways. The machines will be used by volunteer groups to cover over effected areas. This will enable SACTCG to hold workshop’s, training sessions, and will develop a long-term weed management program.

$20,000

Ginninderra Catchment Group (GCG)

Restoration of native grasses in Lawson and Bruce- this project will restore significant patches of important native grassland in Canberra suburbs. Currently, less than 5% of these native species remain in the ACT, nationally this number is even worse at 0.5%. The restoration of these critically endangered grass species is critical. As part of this process, GCG will generate community stewardship, provide capacity building, and deliver community revegetation events.

$14,900

Ginninderra Catchment Group (GCG)

Restoration of Riparian habitats in Belconnen suburbs-this project will restore parts of the Ginninderra Creek Catchment in the suburbs of Kaleen, Giralang, Lawson and Bruce. The Ginninderra Creek is a significant waterway in the ACT which runs off into the Murray Darling Basin. This project will foster a sense of local stewardship of the Creek and improve river systems for the future.

$20,000

Molonglo Conservation Group (MCG)

Development of Aranda bushland walk and community workshop-this project will establish a walking path in the Aranda Bushland adjacent to the Black Mountain Reserve. The walk will engage community members and foster a sense of connection between visitors and the environment, all whilst minimising any impact on important natural assets through the prevention of erosion.

$12,000

Molonglo Conservation Group (MCG)

Creation of urban micro forest in Lyneham-this project will help mitigate some of the impacts of climate change – trees are some of the most important elements of climate mitigation through the effects of photosynthesis and the cooling they provide to combat the urban heat island effect.

$12,000

Molonglo Conservation Group (MCG)

High diversity node for rare and endangered forbs at Mount Majura- these innovative nodes will help rehabilitate native forbs through seed dispersal. It’s hoped that this direct seeding method will prevent issues which arise as a result of over grazing by kangaroos.

$16,700

Southern ACT Catchment Group (SACTCG)

Weed management on Red Hill-this project will help to control weeds on Red-Hill, home to one of Canberra’s brilliant native woodland ecosystems. This project will ensure that the many Canberrans who enjoy visiting this area daily will continue to see a thriving environment with an abundance of ecological value.

$15,000

Ginninderra Catchment Group (GCG)

Conduct a project on the impact of urbanisation on frogs and turtles in the ACT- this project aims to engage the local community and will enable participants to acquire the skills and knowledge required to protect and restore important riparian ecosystems in the Canberra electorate.

$15,000

 

 

 

 

 


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