For a number of years the Southern Otway Landcare Network (SOLN) have been promoting the environmental, social and economic benefits of having healthy river catchments.
This has included projects such as weed control works, revegetation, stream frontage and riparian protection and the installation of off stream stock water points (see map attached of past SOLN projects). Projects of this nature can be beneficial to both the landholder and environment.
They improve the quality of water in the streams, decrease potential for erosion, assist the retention of vital soil nutrients on your property, provide windbreak and shelter, improve control of stock rotation, reduce the potential for water logging, reduce the impact of pest plants and animals, increase connectivity between existing vegetation, and benefit the movement of wildlife - to name a few.
Investment in such projects is a priority by a number of Government organisations (Federal, State and Local), Regional Natural Resource Management organisations, Philanthropic Funds and Corporate Sponsors.
Although we cannot guarantee the successful support of your EOI by an external funding source, these EOI’s will assist Landcare with planning and lobbying for a strong 2013 in the catchments of the Southern Otways.
For more information or assistance with completing an Expression of Interest please contact Quenton Gay at the Southern Otway Landcare Network on 03 5237 6904 or via email to email@example.com
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Landcare Footprint in the Southern Otways