Funding boost of $10,000 for Upper Campaspe Landcare Network groups

Saving environment: Upper Campaspe Landcare Network president Alan Denehey and Woodend Landcare member Kate Daniel.  Picture: Sandy Scheltema.

Saving environment: Upper Campaspe Landcare Network president Alan Denehey and Woodend Landcare member Kate Daniel. Picture: Sandy Scheltema.

The conservation effort along the Colbain Connections near Trentham Falls has received a major boost after local Landcare groups received a $10,000 grant this week. 

The funding which was secured through Landcare’s community grants program was acquired after six groups from the Upper Campaspe released an action plan for the region in an effort to reverse environmental degradation in December last year.  

The funding will be used to hire professional ecologists to inspect the space and advise the groups on what conservation efforts need to be made to help preserve the site. 

There will be a specific focus on protecting endangered species, with work to be undertaken to gain a greater understanding of what animals are under threat in the area and what work needs to be done to ensure their survival. 

Upper Campaspe Landcare Network president Alan Denehey said “we are keen to engage landowners in our aim of creating native vegetation corridors as part of these landscape scale projects”.