2018-19 Community Environment Grants recipients

2018-19 Community Environment Grants recipients

Applicant

Project

Amount

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Where are you? Understanding Western Pygmy Possums distribution

A community citizen science project on the Fleurieu Peninsula to engage local volunteers to learn about pygmy possum conservation and participate in practical monitoring and conservation.

10,000

Friends of Cobbler Creek Recreation Park

Native display garden

Stage 2 will be established to showcase Mallee Box grassy woodland vegetation. The garden will be for ‘creatures - big and small’ and an example of what is possible to achieve when gardening with local native plants.

4,000

Sturt Upper Reaches Landcare Group

Restoring bandicoot habitat demonstration site

Improving natural habitat of an educational site based in Upper Sturt in the Adelaide Hills.

5,000

Better Together Christie Downs Inc.

Cleaning up our creek

Reducing and removing waste along the immediate Christie Creek catchment area, sharing information, and educating and training local communities of the negative impacts plastic/rubbish has on waterways.

9,986.31

The Anglican Parish of Largs Bay

St Alban's Community Garden Water Sustainability Project

Developing a sustainable stormwater management system for the Church garden and running an open day to promote capacity building, education and community engagement in sustainable gardening and stormwater management options.

1,960

Friends of Black Hill & Morialta

Fourth Creek Restoration Project

Continuing to restore the riparian zone along Fourth Creek and providing support to additional project sites within Morialta Conservation park.

10,000

Sixth Creek Catchment Group

Burdetts Scrub Riparian Zone Restoration Project

Enhancing biodiversity within intact remnant ecosystems across the Central Hills sub-region, as well as continuing with the group's community engagement and education program.

5,000

Friends of Scott Creek Conservation Park

Engaging the community with the Almanda Project

Continuing to restore habitat within the park, with an emphasis on creek systems of the Scott Creek sub-catchment, and creating opportunities for community involvement and support in this important process.

5,000

Friends of Merchants Road

Merchants Road Riparian Zone Biodiversity Protection

Continuing the restoration of the riparian zone of Sixth Creek alongside Merchants Road including updating the management plan, signage and progressing weed management, re-vegetation and erosion mitigation.

10,000

Friends of Anstey Hill Recreation Park

Food for feathered friends: engaging local communities

Expanding two revegetation sites and raising awareness of environmental issues in the park, particularly for young people through education sessions, delivering bush care and revegetation working bees at allocated sites.

5,000

Gawler Environment Centre

Sustainable Living Festival

Engaging on all aspects of sustainability, from buildings and renewable energy, to edible weeds, soil health and upcycled arts and crafts.

10,000

Friends of Onkaparinga Park

Echidna trail Grey Box Grassy Woodland restoration

Eradicating Olive and Ash trees to enable the Grey Box vegetation community to flourish.
Fields days at the site will raise community awareness and provide opportunities to learn about, and participate in, environmental bush care.

4,978.85

Campbelltown Landcare Group

Wadmore Park: heathland restoration and survey

Undertaking weed control, as well as complete vegetation and bird surveys in the park.

9,625

Friends of Black Hill & Morialta Inc

Black Hill Grassy Woodlands restoration project

Continuing restoration of this woodland in the Black Hill Conservation Park along the western flank, in two Friends group project sites.

5,000

Friends of Lower Sixth Creek

Lower Sixth Creek riparian rehabilitation

Continuing rehabilitation of the high value, but currently degraded, section of the only permanently flowing Adelaide Hills watercourse, as well as increase community capacity and host an indigenous weaving workshop adjacent to the site.

10,000

Friends of Aldinga Scrub

Protecting biodiversity in Aldinga Scrub

Continuing weed control in the area, as well as encouraging more visitors through community engagement activities.

5,000

Friends of Shepherds Hill Recreation Park

Restoration of Grey Box Grassy Woodland

Reducing the threat of pest plants in the park to improve the condition of the Grey Box Grassy Woodland ecosystem and encourage natural regeneration.

5,000

Friends of Mark Oliphant Conservation Park

Southern Brown Bandicoot habitat restoration

Conducting follow-up weed control work helps conserve the site and allows much needed habitat for many threatened and endangered species, as well as a space that the community can appreciate and enjoy.

5,000

Estuary Care Foundation SA

Seawall tiles in Inner Harbour

Improving the biodiversity of the existing inner harbour wharf seawall by retrofitting habitat-enhancing tiles to the existing one.

10,000

The Friends of Belair National Park

Restoration of threatened systems

Controlling, and where appropriate removing advanced growth of weed species within three sites. As well as continuing with community engagement at local schools and community events.

10,000

Sustainable Communities SA

Living Smart @ Upper Sturt Primary School

Delivering a Living Smart course for the school community as well as communities from Mitcham and Adelaide Hills councils.

2,000

Two Wells Lions

Two Wells community nursery

Setting up a nursery within Two Wells to provide native plants to the Adelaide Plains Council region, specifically coastal areas.

8,105

Friends of Anstey Hill Recreation Park

Restoring the degraded Water Gully creekline

Restoring the creek to good ecological health by eradicating heavy infestations of Blackberry, Arum Lily and various woody weeds.

10,000

 

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges