The Macleay Landcare Network has obtained funding to support Macleay Valley landholders to restore wildlife habitat on their property.
The funding has been sourced from the WIRES Landcare Australia Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants made possible with the generous donations to WIRES during the bushfire period.
The program is offering support for works to restore areas of native vegetation and wildlife habitat.
Activities that will be supported include bush regeneration and weed control to target a threatening weed infestations, tree planting to establish habitat corridors, or fencing to protect habitat areas.
Successful applicants will be eligible for contractor works and material costs to the value of $2500. Each landholder will be expected to make an equivalent contribution in the form of labour, materials, or direct expenses.
"After the devastating fires the value of wildlife habitat is now more important than ever," Landcare Officer Andy Vinter said.
"Whether you're a landholder recovering burnt habitat or restoring un-burnt habitat we'd like to hear from you."
We would also welcome contact from landholders wishing to undertake rehabilitation of riparian zones along creek lines and river frontages, or other tree planting projects including koala habitat plantings.
To apply visit www.macleayandcare.org.au (current projects) and download the Expression of Interest form, or contact Macleay Landcare Officer Andy Vinter on 6562 2076 or 0458 945 586.
Applications have been extended by a week and are now due on the August 10.