City of Logan is once again leading the way in helping residents preserve and restore wildlife habitats.
For the second year running, Logan City Council has recorded the most number of new members joining the Land for Wildlife program of any council area in South East Queensland.
Environment Chair, Deputy Mayor Jon Raven, said there were now more than 300 properties registered for the program across City of Logan.
“This is an amazing achievement and shows just how passionate our community is about taking care of the environment,” Cr Raven said.
“While our city is growing rapidly, it is vital Council works hand-in-glove with our residents to conserve and protect our natural environments.”
Council has been doing this by recently purchasing a 212-hectare property at Greenbank to turn into a conservation area and dedicating sections of Council-managed parks for new native tree plantings to create new wildlife habitats and corridors.
For Mundoolun landowners, Katie and Jake Swatton support on how restore their 85-acre property came through help and advice from Council.
“When we purchased the property about six years ago there was a lot of erosion and weed issues,” Katie said.
“The owners before us had an earth-moving business and a lot of the land had been cleared.
“We wanted to restore it to how it should be so we could have a natural habitat for wildlife.”
Katie said signing up to Land for Wildlife had resulted in a massive improvement to areas on their property.
“We love being on the property, finding new things, learning more and seeing and recognising the changes,” she said.
“It is also important for the kids to see the natural habitat and be part of it all – they’re the next generation.”
Logan City Council was among the first South East Queensland councils to embrace Land for Wildlife when the program was launched 23 years ago.
There are now 503 Environmental Conservation Partnership members in Logan which includes 385 Land for Wildlife members.