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Join locals to assist our Koalas

Landcare funding is available to assist property owners with fencing off vegetation and/or planting indigenous plants in the Foster North area.

A Koala in search of lunch at Foster North

What is this about?

The Strzelecki Koals Project aims to build on the amount of existing habitat for Koalas and other important wildlife in the area, such as Lyrebirds. To achieve this, the Foster North Landcare Group, in partnership with the South Gippsland Landcare Network, are keen to work with landholders to protect areas of bush and/or create more habitat by planting indigenous plants.

Who is eligible?

Any landholder in the Foster North area is eligible to apply for a grant. You don’t need to be a Landcare member to apply.

How much will I get funded?

If your project is successful, the Foster North Landcare Group will fund fencing at $4 per metre, tube stock at $1 per tube and weed control where it is an integral part of the project. Please note that as the grant only covers the cost of materials, your volunteer time will be required for overseeing and delivering the works. (Volunteers including local school groups, green corps, etc., can be engaged to assist if willing and able).

How do I get involved?

Register your interest NOW!  Expressions of interest close Monday December 5th 2011.

Contact Landcare Project Officer Kate Williams on 5662 5759, mobile: 0428 317 928.

Foster North Landcare Group and South Gippsland Landcare Network’s involvement in this component of the Friends of Strzelecki Koalas project was made possible through an SP AusNet funded Landcare Grant 2011/2012.

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