BACK TO SCHOOL FOR TWEED FARMERS
Member for Lismore Thomas George and Member for Tweed Geoff Provest have announced Tweed Shire Council has been awarded a NSW Environmental Trust grant of $59,050 under the Environmental Education grants program.
Tweed Shire Council is one of ten successful grant recipients across a range of Trust grant programs which has just received grants totalling over $700,000.
Both members are excited about the successful funding allocation, which will go towards improving the environmental behaviours of farming operations and businesses in the Tweed.
Mr George said “Small farms big changes – growing positive environmental behaviours is an innovative education program which will teach small farm owners ways to manage weeds and soil quality on their properties.”
“Primary production is a vital part of the Tweed’s economy and it’s important the NSW Government supports farmers in implementing best practice,” Mr George said.
Mr Provest said there will be plenty of opportunities for landholders to upskill.
“Tweed Shire Council will be conducting workshops, field days, training sessions and various media campaigns, teaching the skills needed to improve natural resource management,” Mr Provest said.
“I hope that this Environmental Trust grant program will go a long way towards establishing greater environmental awareness and better outcomes for the community and environment of NSW,” Mr Provest said.
The NSW Environmental Trust is an independent statutory body established by the NSW government to fund a broad range of organisations to undertake projects that enhance the environment of New South Wales.