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Wimmera CMA

Street Address:
24 Darlot Street, Horsham, 3400
(enter via Gleed St)

Postal Address:
PO Box 479, Horsham, VIC, 3402
Phone: (03) 5382 1544
Fax: (03) 5382 6076
Email: wcma@wcma.vic.gov.au
 
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EOI: Wetland Funding Available

Dec 01, 2017
 
Wetland fundingFunding available

Wimmera CMA makes protecting wetlands easy. Apply for funding via the form below, or if you'd like to find out more, please give us a call on 5382 9957.

One West Wimmera family, the Kealy family, have been protecting wetlands on their farm at Patyah for 30 years.
Tony and Angela have fenced off wetlands and created new shelterbelts with a particular interest in excluding stock to allow regeneration of buloke patches to provide more protected areas for red-tailed black cockatoos. They are also creating habitat to protect the bush stone curlew. 

Their children Elise and Bernard are continuing this philosophy on a farm at Charam, where they have sheep and crop a small area.

Elise says her family’s motivation is two-fold; by fencing and allowing trees to regenerate they will create protective areas that they can control graze while at the same time they are increasing biodiversity and providing improved conditions for birds, native plants and wildlife.