Supporting grassroots environmental efforts

Landscape restoration, pink-tail worm-lizard conservation and little eagle monitoring are amongst the latest environmental efforts to receive grant funding from the ACT Government.

The grants are supporting ecologically-minded Canberra community groups to protect and promote the ACT’s beautiful woodlands, grasslands, vegetation, and wildlife.

The 2019-20 ACT Environment Grants Program is providing $218,000 funding towards 12 projects.

The projects represent a lasting legacy and will deliver value for money across a range of activities from landscape restoration and habitat improvement to threatened species research and conservation.

We’re fortunate to have so many people in Canberra with passion and commitment for looking after our local environment.

Now in its 22nd year, our environmental grants program is growing each year as the number of applicants continues to rise. This is a positive sign that Canberra’s community is becoming more conscious of our environment.

The successful grant recipients are:

  • Southern ACT Catchment Group: Innovative chemical free weed control for the ACT – $33,037
  • National Parks Association of the ACT: Monitoring Rosenberg’s monitor – a threatened species in the ACT – $34,609
  • ACT Red Hill Regenerators: The ecology and movement of the ACT’s adult female little eagle – $30,000
  • ACT Urban Woodland Rescue and Molonglo Conservation Group: Bringing biodiversity back to Canberra suburbs – $12,500
  • Urambi Hills ParkCare Group, Amberly Farm, and Southern ACT Catchment Group: Urambi-Amberley connectivity corridor and pink-tail worm-lizard habitat improvement – $12,412
  • Molonglo Conservation Group: Woodland habitat enhancement on Bold Hill – $22,758
  • Molonglo Conservation Group: Piney Creek restoration and woodland connections project – $34,990
  • Greening Australia: Cultural resource garden beds – $14,800
  • Mt Pleasant Parkcare Group and Molonglo Conservation Group: Mt Pleasant Nature Reserve: restoration of box-gum woodland area through weed control and revegetation – $9,700
  • Southern ACT Catchment Group: Protecting pink-tailed worm-lizard habitat on Mount Taylor – $6,737
  • Southern ACT Catchment Group: Hughes-Garran woodland biodiversity improvement – $4,140
  • Giralang/Kaleen Men’s Shed: Yerrabi Pond nesting boxes – $2,500

More information about the grant recipients is available on the EPSDD website.

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