Building Biodiversity on Croppers and Boggy Creeks

Funding Source: Victorian Government – Biodiversity Onground Action Grant

Timeline: July 2018 – March 2021

Funding received: $47 920


Project description

Our project aims to protect remnant paddock trees and enhance and expand habitat for native fauna along Croppers Creek in North East Victoria. We will establish a habitat corridor and restore understorey vegetation through four properties along 2.5km of waterway to link up with similar sites over 3.2km long established in 2008-2010.

Outcomes

Works will include fencing and revegetation using tube stock to establish shrubs and scattered trees throughout all sites. These onground works are scheduled to take place between November 2018 and July 2021.

As part of the project, funding was also received to plant 100 new paddock trees in our catchment. Members quickly took advantage of the chance to plant more paddock trees, with all of these large wire guards and trees being allocated to members and planted in just over five weeks!

The project also include two workshops:

  • A Farm Gate Workshop on ‘Managing your corridor for the long term’, scheduled for March 2020.
  • A Community Planting Day, focusing on the establishment of shrubs at fenced paddock tree sites, completed in July 2019.

Please get in touch if you would like further information about this project by calling Sally Day on 0437 136 162 or emailing sally.day@gretalandcare.org.au.

 

This grant is funded by the State Government of Victoria, through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Biodiversity Onground Action Grant program.