Member for Lismore Thomas George announced today that Tweed Landcare Inc has been awarded a NSW Environmental Trust grant of $44,400 under the Environmental Education grants program.

Thomas George said today he was delighted to be announcing that Tweed Landcare Inc had been successful in their grant bid for the Environmental Education grant.

“Tweed Landcare Inc’s Bush Skills program is about improving and protecting some of the Tweeds most ecologically important bushland,” Mr George said.

“Tweed Shire is recognised as a biodiversity hotspot and contains a great variety of flora and fauna including rare and threatened species.

“A training program and resource library will be developed to educate landowners around effective ecosystem management,” Mr George said.

Tweed Landcare Inc is one of ten successful grant recipients across a range of Trust grant programs which has just received grants totalling over $700,000.

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.

“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 George said.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.