Shire of Dandaragan approve $20,000 worth of grants to improve the local environment
The Shire of Dandaragan has granted a further two community-led environmental projects, approving applications worth $20,000.
Dandaragan Golf Club and EarthWhile Australia will both receive $10,000 each towards their projects to improve the local environment.
Dandaragan Golf Club’s Mistletoe Mitigation Project reduces pressure on Dandaragan’s red gum trees by removing some of the semi-parasitic native mistletoe.
The club has worked alongside the Shire parks and gardens team to reduce mistletoe growth on stressed red gums with advice from arboriculture’s Jonathan Epps.
EarthWhile Australia will partner with three local farms and other local organisations to investigate the potential for growing crops with no or minimal use of chemicals for a sustainable approach.
The grant will allow farmer-led trials to be conducted with ongoing engagement throughout the growing season, soil sampling, community education sessions and seminars, surveys of community perceptions about the use of broad-spectrum chemicals and a report at the end of the project with results and outcomes.
These two projects, along with the funding of the Dandaragan Coastal Multi-Weed Eradication Program co-ordinated by Jurien Bay Regional Herbarium Group last year complete the three projects available to be funded throughout 2021/22.
The Shire of Dandaragan will consider applications for the 2022-23 round in August.
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