Congratulations to local Landcare on community grants
Posted on 4 June, 2020 by Jacqui
Maldon Urban Landcare group (MULGA) recently received a community grant to encourage people to choose local indigenous plants in their gardens. The new project, funded by a small community grant from the Mount Alexander Shire community grants program, will add to MULGA’s current work. Their activities include long-term weed control and revegetation, and a project advocating for the protection of large old Eucalyptus trees in the Maldon area.
MULGA will produce and distribute a brochure about local native species to local residents, listing species that can be found in the bush around Maldon VIC. Gardeners will find tips on where to purchase local native plants and how to care from them.
In a recent interview Bev Phillips (MULGA Secretary) said, ‘As our climate gets drier the prediction is that in 50 years we’ll have the climate of Dubbo’. All but the toughest of plants will require care until established, and growing local natives requires far less water as they are already used to the dry conditions and poor local soils. By choosing to plant these local species, wildlife benefit too. ‘Planting natives helps to support the native birdlife – and everything else – the lizards and insects,’ Bev said.
Congratulations are also due to Nuggetty Land Protection Group who received a grant of $1,406 for their project ‘Gazebos to share’.
Links and further resources:
- Full interview in the Midland Express – click here
- Information on Mount Alexander Shire Council community grants – click here
- Information on native plants of the Mount Alexander region – click here
- More about Maldon Urban Landcare Group – click here
- More about Nuggety Land protection Group – click here
- Find your local Landcare group – click here