This project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program, supported by Royalties for Regions.
The Shire of Dumbleyung and Dumbleyung Landcare Zone was successful in receiving $16000 from the State NRM Program to be distributed across two properties in the Candlelight locality.
A large proportion of these funds will support the purchase of 5km of fencing material to protect 50ha of remnant bush located across the properties.
This application was scrutinized for its suitability; however with two large blocks of bush included in a total area of over 270 hectares bush already fenced in the immediate area, further protection of remnant bush was assessed by the Panel as being worthy of this funding.
Included in this project will be the rehabilitation of the disused gravel pit by the the owner and shire.
Further landcare conservation funding is to be announced early next year and therefore if you wish to submit project ideas please contact the Shire’s Landcare Office on 98634225 or 0429612447.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Landcare Office
Another successful year is coming to an end. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Landcare supporters and dedicated farmers who are willing to embrace the notion of caring for the environment, and continue to implement measures which will make an environmental difference for future generations. Soil health, soil degradation and salinity still remain high on the radar in this shire, in addition to protecting and preserving the last remaining areas of natural bush we have.
2018 is a new investment term for the Federal Government and grant funding will be dispersed across many project themes.
During harvest and holidays please consider if you would be interested in preserving your environment by implementing a soil /conservation project on your farm. If so, please contact me in the New Year with your ideas.
Please note the Landcare Office will be closed from 15 December to 8 January 2018.
Wishing you all a prosperous harvest and a safe and Happy New Year.
Article by C.Hadlow