September 14, 2017

Refurbishing Bat-boxes in Wilson’s Reserve

The Andrews Labor Government has announced an additional $4 million in community grants funding for 110 projects across the state as part of its support for the Biodiversity On-ground Action program.

Anthony Carbines MP, State Member for Ivanhoe said local community initiatives will receive part of the $4 million in funding to help protect, improve and expand habitats for Victoria’s native plants and animals.

Grants of up to $50,000 each have been allocated to 110 projects across Victoria.

The Friends of Wilson’s Reserve will receive $14,000 for refurbishing of bat-boxes to maintain habitat restoration, long-term environmental monitoring, community engagement and education.

For more information about the Biodiversity On-ground Action program visit: https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/biodiversity/biodiversity-on-ground-action

Quotes attributable to Anthony Carbines

“The Friends of Wilson’s Reserve are a dedicated and hard working group. Over the years I have seen first-hand their revegetation efforts and achievements. This grant will help to build on their work and protect and preserve local native flora and fauna.”

 “The Government is committed to biodiversity and encourages Victorians to learn more and participate in their local community.”