FoMC received $49,537.00 from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for the Biodiversity On-ground Action grant project: Growing Galada Tamboore – conserving threatened species and ecosystems in Thomastown through community action. This will enable weed control, particularly targeting Lobed Needle-grass and Gorse, plus securing the future of Plains Yam Daisy at the site.
We are also acting as the auspice group for a Melbourne Water Community Grant of $21,355.95 to our sub-group Friends of Edgars Creek for the project: Edgars Creek Ecological Vegetation class (EVC) restoration, maintenance and enhancement, which involves fencing, weed control and planting indigenous vegetation. There’s also an additional $1100.00 for administration.
$3,500.00 from Darebin City Council for the Friends of Merri Park group to plant Climate Change adapted plants in Merri Park Wetland Northcote.
$19,668.00 from Port Phillip & Westernport CMA for the project Returning and Re-learning: bringing cultural burns and locally rare plants back to Fawkner grasslands, which involves returning Traditional Owner management knowledge and rare plant species to Bababi Djinanang (Jukes Rd Grassland).