Vital funding protecting EP heritage land

August 10, 2023 3:41 pm in by
Photo: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board via Facebook

An Eyre Peninsula Malleefowl habitat is in safe hands with support from the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board and almost $2000 in grant funding.

The Heritage Agreement site near Buckleboo is one of the first locations in South Australia to be funded under the Native Vegetation Heritage Agreement Grants Program.

The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board has been involved with managing the grants locally, and Manager of Landscape Operations Seb Drewer says officers have been visiting multiple sites to analyse what can be done to protect and enhance the local flora and fauna.

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The Department for Environment and Water’s Native Vegetation Director Merridie Martin says the grants are a crucial way to improve biodiversity, enhance our environment and protect animals under threat.

She says the department is committed to helping landowners and other organisations improve biodiversity for the good of all South Australians.

Work is about to begin at two sites in eastern and western Eyre Peninsula, while other applications await approval.