Successful grants for Merri Creek projects
14th August 2018
The Friends received $49,537.00 from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for the Biodiversity On-ground Action grant project: Growing Galada Tamboore – conserving threatened species and ecosystems in Thomastown through community action. This will enable weed control, particularly targeting Lobed Needle-grass and Gorse, plus securing the future of Plains Yam Daisy at the site.
We are also acting as the auspice group for a Melbourne Water Community Grant of $21,355.95 to our sub-group Friends of Edgars Creek for the project: Edgars Creek Ecological Vegetation class (EVC) restoration, maintenance and enhancement. The funding will support fencing, weed control and planting indigenous vegetation. There’s an additional $1100.00 for administration.
$3,500.00 from Darebin City Council for the Friends of Merri Park group for the project Planting climate change adapted plants in Merri Park Wetland, Northcote.
Port Phillip & Westernport CMA granted $19,668.00 for the project Returning and Re-learning: bringing cultural burns and locally rare plants back to Fawkner grasslands. This involves returning Traditional Owner management knowledge and rare plant species to Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Rd Grassland).