Grantville recieves Landcare Grant

By July 21, 2012 News No Comments
The “Landcare Stewardship Project” is a Bass Coast Landcare Network initiative that provides project funding to selected land holders who are committed to managing their land for long term ecological and agricultural sustainability and improvement.   

We all know that it is important to look after our resources and environment, but where do we start? Small steps and caring staff have lead to the successful grant application with ‘Bass Coast Landcare’. Grantville Lodge has been granted $16,000 as part of a Land Stewardship program.

The project is not just focused on revegitation but the eradication of environmental weeds found on the 42-hectare property. It is a big job but will be an excellent way to educate staff and guests about our environment.

The program is spread over 2 years, the milestones we are reaching for are to plant a range of native species of tree, shrub, and grasses, 3000 to be exact!

Also a lot of weed control, the main weeds we are focusing on are Sweet Pittosporum, Blackberry and Blue Periwinkle. You might think these are great looking plants but unfortunately  they are really affecting our natural bush land and habitats for  native animals. This is why the education side of the grant will be a great asset.

There will be opportunities to plant out with school groups and other user groups that would like to “give back “ to the campsite. This will give students and guests the chance to have ownership and appreciation for the site.

With the help from Bass Coastland Care our bush at Grantville Lodge is looking forward to a healthier future!!

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