Coordinator to be funded for Coffs Local Landcare
FUNDING will be made available for Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare to host a part time coordinator.
Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser, said the local position will be one of 66 to be made available across NSW for a 3.5 year period to help deliver projects in the electorate.
“This initiative will build capacity and connections and has been designed to extend the coverage of the network,” he said.
“Over the life of the program, the focus will be on finding a sustainable model to ensure Landcare’s future viability.
“It will allow our local Landcare group to better focus on restoring local sites, which is why many volunteers became involved in the first place.”
The local Landcare group plays a vital environmental role with preservation of Coffs Creek of many projects addressed.
Volunteers are removing many weed threats and introducing 350 native plantings to expand the Coffs Creek wildlife corridor used by koalas, squirrel gliders and other species.
Anyone who is interested in being a part of this initiative should consider applying to work with the local host organisation.
Positions will be advertised soon and the new coordinators should be in place early next year.