Landcare Illawarra officially launched the Illawarra Woodland and Rainforest Project – Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund on Saturday 23rd of February.
Participants enjoyed a very wet guided walk through Illawarra Subtropical Rainforest and learnt basic skills in botany and plant identification with local experts Richard Scarborough, Leon Fuller and Carl Glaister on private property in the escarpment around Foxground, NSW.
Following the rainforest walk, was the official project launch for ‘Protecting Illawarra Endangered Ecological Communities: Illawarra Woodland and Rainforest Project’ which has received 6 years of funding from the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund.
Interested landholders and community members heard about how the program will be contributing to regional biodiversity outcomes and will be working towards protecting two endangered ecological communities in the Illawarra by supporting private landholders to manage this vegetation on their properties.
Landcare Illawarra project officer, Richard Scarborough explained how landholders could become involved in the project.
You can read more about the objectives of the program here…
The rainforest botany workshop is supported through Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority through the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative, and the Protecting Illawarra Endangered Ecological Communities: Illawarra Woodland and Rainforest Project Launch is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future Biodiversity Fund