They are the men and women in yellow who spend hours each week helping restore our local environment and last week they were given a little bit of help.
Landcare Port Macquarie are just one of the recipients in the latest round of community grants from the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council which saw $131,104 given to local groups on November 27.
Landcare’s Estelle Gough said the welcomed money will go towards ensuring volunteers have all the materials they need as well as funding the plants that volunteers plant all over Port Macquarie.
“We were fortunate enough to receive two grants for $5000 each so that we can get equipment for our volunteers as well as funding our ongoing planting efforts,” Mrs Gough said.
“In the last two weeks alone we have planted more than 500 plants at two different sites so even though $5000 sounds like a lot of money it soon gets used up at our sites.
“Every site is so different but it is great to see the changes over time.
“Hopefully this money will go a long way towards helping us continue to save our great bush land into the future.”
Currently working at a number of sites across Port Macquarie, Mrs Gough said Landcare’s future looks bright.
“We have lots of projects in the pipeline and we will be officially launching our Weed Swap in February which we are all looking forward to,” she said.
“There are lots of things happening and we are excited for 2019.”
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