Almost a quarter of a million dollars has been injected into a regional conservation project to protect an endangered plant species at Elderslie.
State environment minister Gabrielle Upton visited Camden today to announce $239,250 would be invested into a scheme to protect the Banksia integrifolia plants in the Banksia Scrub Forest.
Camden MP Chris Patterson said he was pleased to see the much-needed funding allocated to the local flora.
“The funding will be used to erect fencing, restrict the dumping of waste, weed control, revegetation, seed-banking, research into appropriate fire regimes, monitoring and community engagement,” he said.
Ms Upton said the local funding was just one example of the government’s dedication to saving endangered species across the state.
“These funds are part of the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program that is investing $100 million over five years to secure native threatened species in the wild,” Ms Upton said.
A pool of $4 million of funding will be shared across 16 projects in regional NSW to help the conservation of 30 plant and animal species.
The investment will go towards increasing regional resources to help local actions for these species including work to restore and rehabilitate habitat, establish reserves and limit risks to the species.
For more information visit: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/threatened-species/saving-our-species-program.