Council approves more than $73,000 for environmental projects
Noosa Council has approved more than $73,000 to support local initiatives in the latest round of Environmental Projects and Alliance Grants.
Councillor Brian Stockwell said all of the funded projects supported Council’s Environment Strategy and offered significant environmental benefits.
“Our natural environment is all the richer for the work our many environment groups do each and every day to protect and preserve habitat and raise awareness about our local eco systems,” Cr Stockwell said.
“Council is pleased to be able to support their work through our Environment Grants program.”
There’s $11,670 for Noosa Integrated Catchment Association’s A Line In The Sand program, which is upgrading local fishing line recovery bins to help keep fishing line waste out of the environment.
A grant of just under $15,000 will support Noosa Integrated Catchment Association’s efforts to improve the long-term survival of Noosa River’s threatened migratory shorebirds.
“This exciting project has great potential to engage residents and visitors to better help protect shorebirds and their habitats,” Cr Stockwell said.
A Hinterland Bush Links program in which volunteers engage the wider community to help restore local habitat on public and private land has secured a $23,000 boost, while Wildlife Noosa has also secured funding.
“Wildlife Noosa has rescued more than 2000 trapped, sick, injured and at-risk wild and domestic animals, so we’re pleased to be able to help them continue their work with a $6000 grant,” Cr Stockwell said.
“Meanwhile, Noosa Environmental Education Hub is helping raise a new generation of environmental custodians by teaching young people about ecosystems and getting them involved with both Council and community-led environmental initiatives.
“We’re pleased to provide a $16,000 grant toward such an incredibly worthwhile environmental program this round.”