Hepburn Shire Council has congratulated the recipients of the 2022/23 Biodiversity and Landcare Grants, whose collective hard work continues to make big improvements to the biodiversity and natural environment of the Shire. A total of $38,900 was distributed to volunteer community groups through these grants this year.

Councillors met with representatives of a number of the community groups this week to recognise their outstanding work and commitment.

The  following groups  received biodiversity grants for 2022/23:

  • Blampied-Kooroocheang Landcare Victoria Group Inc. for their project Saving Private Banksia – “Clohsey-Banksia SPA” Stage 2 – $4,803.36
  • Daylesford College in partnership with Central Highlands Rural Health for their project Mow 2 Grow Outdoor Classroom – $4,803.36
  • Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group for their project Glenlyon Pollinator Corridor Project – $4,788.95
  • Bald Hills – Creswick Landcare Group Inc. for their project Food and Fibre forest, incorporating a Yarning Circle at Creswick – $4,803.36
  • Eco Warriors for their project Planting the Seed – Helping School children Create a Living Classroom – $4,800.96

The following groups received $1,000 Landcare grants:

  • Bald Hills – Creswick Landcare Group Inc.
  • Blampied – Kooroocheang Landcare Group Inc.
  • Cornish Hill Committee of Management
  • Friends of Cornish Hill
  • Glenlyon Upper Loddon Landcare Group
  • Guildford Upper Loddon Landcare Group
  • LVI – Mt. Bolton/Beckworth Landcare Group
  • Rocky Lead Landcare group
  • Shepherds Flat Landcare
  • Trentham Public Purpose Reserves Committee of Management
  • Ullina Landcare Group Inc.
  • Wattle Flat-Pootilla Landcare Group
  • Wombat Forestcare Inc.

The Great Dividing Trail Association also received a community grant of $1,953.50 for their project to install interpretive signage and the visitor experience along the Lerderderg Track.

This article is based on a media release from Hepburn Shire Council.