$9900 Landcare grant

A LANDCARE group in the Lockyer Valley region has been given a grant to help repair the area's flood-ravaged environment.

The new Landcare Grants and ongoing Natural Resource Awareness Grants, announced by Environment Minister Kate Jones over the weekend, will see $9900 go to Lockyer Valley Landcare.

The group will use the funds from the grant to create the Merryfields Environmental Parkland, which will later be used by the general public and schools for biodiversity studies.

Ms Jones said the grants couldn't come at a better time for groups committed to protecting our environment.

“Volunteers involved in projects to manage and protect our environment make an important contribution to the rehabilitation and protection of Queensland's natural resources,” she said.

“Now, more than ever, their efforts need to be supported. If a project needs to be adjusted because of the natural disasters, there will of course be the flexibility to do so.”



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