Red Hill and the surrounding area is one of many sites that will be rehabilitated by local Landcare groups with the assistance of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
Red Hill South Landcare will be involved in weed removal to improve the habitat of the Powerful Owl and Grey-crowned Babbler.
I’m delighted that 12 local groups will share $269,337 in grants under the National Landcare Programme.
Grants will ensure vital rehabilitation work is carried out as well as the minimisation of the threat of rabbits and foxes.
The habitat of the Southern Brown Bandicoot will be significantly improved through the eradication of rabbits in the Langwarrin Woodlands and Northern Western Port.
The Mornington Peninsula National Park in Flinders will benefit from week eradication.
Phillip Island will benefit from revegetation works and enhancement of wildlife corridors.
Peninsula Gardens Bushland Reserve near Rosebud will benefit from the reduction of foxes and rabbits on adjoining properties.
It is great to see so many residents getting involved in projects to protect and restore their local environment. These grants will deliver positive grass-roots environmental action, which will have lasting benefits for the local area.
The National Landcare Programme assists local Landcare and other community-based groups to restore and protect natural assets so the local community can enjoy the long-term benefits of a healthy environment.
The grants are administered by the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority to help local groups carry out important on-ground work and address some of the crucial environmental issues facing the region.
For more information about the National Landcare Programme go to http://www.nrm.gov.au/