Bush Guardian Grant awarded

A project entitled “Tambo Bluff Biodiversity Enhancement” has received funding. The project was initiated by Tambo Bluff Landcare Coastcare in collaboration with East Gippsland Shire Council. The funding has been received by East Gippsland Shire Council and is delivered through the Department of Sustainability and Environment under the Bush Guardian grant scheme.

The successful grant is for $3300, to be used in the control of invasive and potentially invasive species on public land within the Public Park and Reserve and Public Conservation zones of the Tambo Bluff environmental precinct.

The program will primarily be aimed at suppressing established blackberry and box thorn infestations and then providing ongoing control for as long as is necessary and practical, as well as eradicating a number of establishing weeds including Bluebell creeper and Apple of Sodom.

Timing of proposed works will relate to growing seasons of targeted weed species so as to provide the most effective control and greatest overall benefit to cost ratio. This being the case the program will begin in earnest over spring, though spraying of Bluebell Creeper has already been undertaken.

Many thanks to the Shire’s Environment Department for the quality of their well-researched application and committment to the environmental health of the wetlands and other habitats at Tambo Bluff.

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