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Friends of Strzelecki Koalas

South Gippsland Landcare Network

The Friends of Strzelecki Koalas is a project set up under the South Gippsland Landcare Fund.

The Landcare Fund has been established to "support the environmental objects of the South Gippsland Landcare Network as defined in the Role and Statement of Purpose".

Role of the Network

SGLN works with our local community to improve the long-term sustainability of farming and the environment in South Gippsland

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

South Gippsland Landcare Network, through community action, helps to preserve, protect and enhance the environment of South Gippsland by working with government agencies and local businesses to achieve natural resource management outcomes.

Why are we collecting funds?

Friends of Strzelecki Koalas- Habitat for Life is a community based project to increase habitat and the ecological resilience of landscape for Strzelecki Koalas and other important native species.

The project has been running since 2012 and involves identification of key remnant patches and identification of revegetation area to create biolinks. On ground works are a key component of overall project. Active management of our remnants and revegetation areas are key to the long term ecological resilience of the landscape and ultimately the protection of our native species. Community awareness and education, (which is also part of the project) further enhances the project by actively engaging the community in seed collection, propagation, tree planting, koala counts, weed control and assistance to research projects.

How will these funds be used?

The funds will be used in two ways

  1. Grants to Landcare members to undertake specific activities such as
    • Revegetation work to repair and restore the treed landscape
    • Developing and planting wildlife corridors, linking areas of fragmented bushland
    • Fencing off and replanting riparian areas to rehabilitate waterways and improve water quality, both in the river or stream and the inlets they flow into.
  2. By SGLN to produce
    • Education programs that empower landholders to understand their responsibilities, identify threats and developing solutions to pest plant and animal control, revegetation and land use.

Key areas of expenditure:

  • On ground works
    • Tubestock, fencing, chemicals for weed control,
  • Mapping and monitoring
    • Photo point monitoring
    • Recording on ground work on digital maps for reporting and publicity purposes
  • Education and Promotion
    • Guest speakers and advertising for field days/ information sessions
    • Production of educational material - flyers, information sheets, activity sheets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

Are donations tax deductible? Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
Yes, immediately sent to you by email when approved.

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