Moore cause for celebration

Moore cause for celebration

Moore Catchment Council is celebrating triple funding success!!

Recent announcements from the State NRM Program and the National Landcare Program (NLP) have seen MCC attract $185,000 to the catchment.

$100,000 from the NLP’s 20 Million Trees program will see 50ha of native habitat, featuring priority tree and shrub species suitable for Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo, planted on five local farms. This is the 3rd 20 Million Trees project MCC has been successful in obtaining funds for, and with only 64 projects funded Australia wide(only 10 in WA), MCC are extremely grateful to have been selected again.

$85,000 will come from the State NRM Program to continue protecting and enhancing the Moore’s natural assets including fencing remnant bush and revegetating degraded land. Part of this program will be the engage the local Yued community through providing paid work opportunities working on country, and work with two schools providing learning experiences through Noongar and native wildlife education.

This funding news is excellent news for the continuation of important landcare projects in the Moore catchment. The extra funding also allows Moore Catchment Council to continue its work past 2018.

Thanks to both funding bodies for their investments, grant writing is a lengthy and stressful exercise so to be rewarded for many (many many) hours of hard work is gratifying