Schools secure funding for new environmental projects

Tony Pasin meets with Faith Lutheran College School Leaders from Year 6 and 7 about their ‘Bush Block’. Amber Graetz, Bailey Schwarz, Skye Martin (Sustainable Outdoor Learning Environments [SOLE] Co-ordinator) Tony Pasin, Layla Grosser and Keo Fechner.

Tony Pasin meets with Faith Lutheran College School Leaders from Year 6 and 7 about their ‘Bush Block’. Amber Graetz, Bailey Schwarz, Skye Martin (Sustainable Outdoor Learning Environments [SOLE] Co-ordinator) Tony Pasin, Layla Grosser and Keo Fechner.

Two schools in the Barossa have received funding for their new environmental landcare projects. 

Faith Lutheran College and Good Shepard Lutheran School each received an Australian government grant for their innovative programs focused on helping to improve the quality of their local environment.

Good Shepherd Lutheran School’s project E.D.E.N. – Explore, Discover, Engage with Nature will help to use the school’s community and curriculum to provide positive environmental outcomes with a main focus on the creek. 

Faith Lutheran College Inc’s project to provide fencing and re-vegetation of the Faith Lutheran College ‘Bush Block’ will help to establish a ground layer by planting native plant species to improve the ecological condition and replace the lost and underrepresented habitat for Indigenous fauna.

The Federal Member for Barker, Mr Tony Pasin MP, visited Faith Lutheran College to congratulate the college on their successful application under the $5 million Environment Small Grants component the National Landcare Program.

“Through the National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants opportunity, the Australian Government is investing $5 million, through one-off grants of between $5,000 and $50,000, in community projects which are delivered at the local level but contribute to national environment priorities,” Mr Pasin said. 

“The Government is looking forward to working with the successful grant recipients across Australia to carry out projects that help to protect, rehabilitate and restore environmental assets in our communities.

“I am delighted to hear that our community members are taking up this opportunity to address the environment issues that matter most to them.

“We all have a role to play in natural resource management and we can all contribute to the protection and restoration of our local environment,” Mr Tony Pasin MP said.

The successful projects funded under the National Landcare Program Environment Small Grants range from invasive pest and weed management, to re-vegetation and erosion control efforts.