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Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Remote Wildlife Cameras

Do you have some bushland on your property and are curious to know what wildlife might be around? As part of this Bushfire Recovery Project we are using remote cameras to get an idea of what animals have survived or recolonised the burnt areas. At this stage (after about a month of filming) we have recorded species such as Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Swamp Wallabies and Wombats as well as Foxes (unfortunately widespread) and Rabbits. We are very keen to move our cameras around and hopefully get some evidence of some smaller marsupials thriving such as Bandicoots and Bush Rats, or even get some snaps of a Strzelecki Koala. Get in contact with us at meganh@wgcma.vic.au if you are interested in borrowing a camera to use in your patch of bush.

Eastern Grey Kangaroo
Eastern Grey Kangaroo

Funding Sources For Onground Works

If you have an environmental project in mind, there is often a number of ways to source funding in order to turn your idea into reality.

For individuals landholders the best way to source funding is to join your local landcare group (i.e. Traralgon South/ Callignee Landcare Group). The Latrobe Catchment Landcare Network offers grants of up to $5,000 for its group members as part of its Latrobe Catchment Biolinks Strategy. For further details contact the Network on 1300 094 262 or email to:meganh@wgcma.vic.gov.au

For community groups both the state and federal governments offer Grants for community groups for up to $50,000.  The Application period for both these grants have recently closed but they generally become available on an annual basis.

The local shires (Latrobe and Wellington) both also run Small Environmental Grant Schemes on a regular basis. Check their websites for further details.

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