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Landcare Illawarra gets funding boost



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News Release

Sharon Bird MP

Federal Member for Cunningham www.sharonbird.com.au Telephone: 02 4228 5899

Landcare Illawarra gets funding boost

Landcare Illawarra has received just over $18,000 to strengthen the region’s woodlands and rainforests under the Caring for Our Country Program, Federal Member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird, announced today.

Landcare Illawarra is among 81 community groups to receive funding under the program to undertake environmental and sustainable agricultural projects.

“The grants support Landcare, Coastcare, Indigenous and other environmental groups to undertake activities such as improving land management practices, tree planting, revegetation and weed removal.

“This project will review the Illawarra flora by species and population sizes in remnant vegetation and propagation of collected seeds of the region’s grassy woodlands and sub-tropical rainforest”, Ms Bird said.

Community groups under the Community Action Grant projects of the Caring for Our Community Program receive funding of between $5000 and $20,000 from the Commonwealth Government.

18 May 2010

Further information on the Landcare Illawarra project can be obtained from Mr Michael Swanson on 4256 9599