Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board allocates grants

The Lowbank and Districts Agricultural Bureau (pictured) is one of 28 projects that have been successful in this year's Murraylands and Riverland region 2020-21 Grassroots Grants program.
The Lowbank and Districts Agricultural Bureau (pictured) is one of 28 projects that have been successful in this year's Murraylands and Riverland region 2020-21 Grassroots Grants program.

A number of Murray Mallee organisations will receive funding for a variety of projects through the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Grassroots Grants program.

Trees for Life, Mid Murray Landcare SA and Rotary Club of Mobilong are just some of the entities which will use the funding allocated by the State Government in July.

MRLB chair Dianne Davidson said the grants were an important way for the board to support local communities and help them to improve the management of the region's landscape and natural assets.

Some of the successful Murraylands programs include the Murray Mallee Regenerative Farmers Group project to promote and explain the 'grazing naturally' method to Murray Mallee farmers through a series of workshops as well as the Mid Murray Landcare project which supports volunteers at the Cambrai Community Nursery and at Meldanda.

Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said it was important part for landscapes to thrive - leading to healthy and resilient communities, prosperous businesses and flourishing ecosystems.

"It's all about a back-to-basics approach and giving local communities a greater say in how we manage our natural environment," Mr Speirs said.

"The Grassroots Grants program is an important element of the Landscape SA reform agenda, and will result in $2 million in funding being provided across the state, ensuring there are more funding opportunities for communities dedicated to working in our landscape regions."

The projects which have received funding are:

Murray Mallee Local Action Planning Assoc - Landscape scale NRM in the SA Murray Mallee - Increasing the capacity and participation of the community

Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Assoc - Reinvigorating action for threatened flora and fauna in Monarto South

Society of Precision Agriculture Australia - Virtual Bus Tour: Showcasing the opportunities of precision agriculture across the Murraylands

Dairy SA - Understanding water use efficiency and yield gains through trialing raised furrows on maize crops along the river flats

Four Wheel Drive South Australia - Ngarkat Working Bee 2021

WoTL Ltd - Supporting women in agriculture to thrive

Riverglades Community Wetlands - Riverglades turtle nesting identification

Trees For Life - Stepping Stones into Nature

Mid Murray Landcare SA - Landcare in the Murray

Rotary Club of Mobilong - Vegetation remediation of degraded Swanport Road roadside park area

Lowbank & Districts Agricultural Bureau - Best practice farming educational day

Coorong District Council - To build environmental and agricultural awareness in the community

South Australian No Till Farmers Assoc - Best practice no-till for Mallee dune-swale

Murray Mallee Regenerative Farmers Group - Regenerating soils, stopping erosion and improving water cycles

- Details: For more information visit https://landscape.sa.gov.au/mr/home