Eight environmental projects on Fleurieu funded by federal government

Eight projects to help with different elements of the environment on the Fleurieu have received grant funding from the federal government.

Through the Communities Environment Program, $150,000 was allocated to the electorate of Mayo, and a total of 15 projects received funding.

The successful applicants are Prospect Hill Bushland Group, Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group, Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Trees for Life, Clayton Bay Nursery, South Coast Environment Centre, and Friends of Nuraggi.

Prospect Hill Bushland Group and Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group both received nearly $20,000, while the other groups collected between $2500 and $17,300 for their projects.

The projects include planting trees, native seedlings, and plants, revegetating roadsides and reserves, protection of native vegetation, establishing a native plant community nursery, and protecting and recovering southern brown bandicoots.

Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie said she had help from an independent committee of local environmental experts to determine which grant applications should be recommended to the government.

"The feedback from the committee was that they were presented with a range of high quality projects and they selected the projects that would produce the greatest environmental benefit while engaging with the local community at a grassroots level," Ms Sharkie said.

"I commend all the groups who made applications under the Communities Environment Program.

"These grants are an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in our region and help communities with practical projects."

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