Council snares environmental grant funding

7 June, 2012Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council has been awarded $6000 in grant funding from The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife.

Under the grant, Council will receive $2000 a year for the next three years which will go towards conservation land management training for registered Land For Wildlife landholders.

Training will include basic concepts of land conservation management, weed control techniques and plant identification.

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife is a not-for-profit, independent organisation dedicated to caring for our native plants, animals and cultural heritage through environmental education and conservation projects.

Land for Wildlife is a voluntary program which aims to encourage and assist private landholders to provide habitat for wildlife on their properties.

For more information on either the grant or the Land For Wildlifeprogram, contact Council’s Bushland Project Officer on phone 4868 0819.

The first workshop is planned for late 2012 and will be advertised closer to the event.