Growers get cash to help the Bowling Green Bay Ramsar Wetlands
Fifty thousand dollars can buy a lot of green action on properties.
Landholders and hobby farmers keen to apply for NQ Dry Tropics funding need to know what activities they can get dollars for, to protect the internationally significant wetlands.
The NQ Dry Tropics selection panel will favour applications for those jobs that give the most value for money, help manage more than one environmental challenge on property, involve neighbouring properties and focus on priority areas.
Scott Fry the NQ Dry Tropics Wetland Care consultant can visit potential applicants on site to discuss activities that would most benefit the property and Bowling Green Bay.
Aside from being a perfect place to relax and fish, the function of the Bowling Green Bay Wetlands is to filter pollutants from reaching the ocean. It's to the Coral Sea what the kidneys are for the human body.
Landholders have the opportunity to achieve both environmental and economic gains by controlling weeds that interfere with farming activities, and clearing exotic weeds to increase native fish access through waterways.
Another activity may be fencing off wetlands for seasonal grazing management. This not only looks after soils but raises the fish population in the surrounding area.
Every 'green' action taken by landholders is a 'thumbs up' for biodiversity.
Any queries, please call Scott Fry on 4722 5721 or his mobile on 0411 393 318.
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Send your application to BGBWetlands@nqdrytropics.com.au
Applications close on 24 June.