Once again over half a million dollars has been made available through the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts, with grants up to $40,000 available.
This is a great opportunity to improve local creek, river, estuaries or surrounding areas to promote healthy waterways and to encourage more fish.
Anyone can apply - fishing clubs, community groups, local councils and individuals - as long as the projects are focused on enhancing and rehabilitating degraded fish habitat.
Why not work with a local landholder to improve their riverfront to manage stock and replant native vegetation? It will help the farmer by preventing stock losses and will help the fish by providing water temperature regulation, shelter and food.
Suitable projects include:
- removing invasive weeds and re-establishing native vegetation on our riverbanks;
- restoring and stabilising eroded river banks;
- re-snagging waterways; and
- removing barriers to fish movement by improving road crossings or weirs.
Applications close 18 September 2017
Guidelines, application forms, case studies and previously funded projects can be found at Habitat Action Grants Website