2017-18 ACT Environment Grants - Successful Projects
In the 2017-18 round, the ACT Environment Grants funded 9 projects to improve ecosystem health and conservation outcomes to the value of $203,000. Project activities included weed and erosion control, care and rehabilitation of native wildlife, and support for on-ground citizen science projects. The successful project proponents and projects were:
Southern ACT Catchment Group
- Invasive weed control in the Murrumbidgee River Corridor - $50,000
This project will reduce blackberry and invasive willow infestations along the Upper Murrumbidgee River Corridor.
- Habitat connectivity improvements on Urambi Hills - $3,635
This project will restore previously cleared, grazed landscapes to rehabilitate a wildlife corridor in the Urambi Hills Reserve.
Ginninderra Catchment Group
- Blackberry control in the Ginninderra Catchment - $5,537
This project will undertake blackberry control to improve native habitat and enhance connectivity of natural temperate grasslands, Box-Gum woodlands and riparian areas in the Ginninderra Catchment.
- Adult poplar removal to restore Ginninderra Creek corridor at Macgregor - $1,482
This project will remove invasive exotic adult poplars along the Ginninderra Creek riparian corridor to improve management of a riparian ecosystem.
- Citizen science Frogphone monitoring trials - $15,000
This project will support citizen science to trial the use of new monitoring technology in isolated and remote locations to improve the efficacy and accuracy of collecting data on wildlife populations in the ACT
- Care and rehabilitation of native wildlife - $34,642
This project will provide care and rehabilitation facilities and services for native wildlife through an active community volunteer engagement approach.
Lend a Hand Pty Ltd
- Indigenous engagement in native seed collection and propagation (Bundi Yeddung) - $24,447
This project will work with indigenous detainees and ex-detainees from the justice system, in native seed collection and propagation, to support revegetation work undertaken in the ACT.
- Birdscaping #CBR – bringing back birds, butterflies and bees - $43,637
This project will revegetate sections of urban open spaces adjacent to Sullivans Creek with understorey shrub cover to attract small insectivorous birds and butterflies to suburban areas.
Kosciuszko to Coast
- Citizen scientists detecting and protecting ACT’s Wildlife - $24,625
This project will strengthen components of Canberra Nature Map to support citizen scientists’ contributions to identifying, monitoring and recording native species in the ACT.