Environment Minister Peter Garrett has announced the latest round of Grants to Voluntary Environment and Heritage groups, with six local organisations among the recipients.

The Federal Member for Page, Janelle Saffin, says the grants recognise the important work volunteers do in protecting our environment and local heritage.

“The Australian Seabird Rescue and Friends of the Koala are well-known in our area for protecting local wildlife and these grants will help with their administrative costs and volunteer training,” she said.

“The environmental protection work of Ballina’s Wetlandcare Australia, and West of Ranges Landcare, in the Upper Clarence will also benefit from the grants.

“The Richmond River Historical Society received its grant under the heritage category.”

Ms Saffin said in the lead-up to this year’s National Volunteer Week, it is timely to recognise that we all benefit from the work of the volunteers who dedicate their own time to caring for the Australian landscape and living history, often with few resources.

  • Allocations:
  • Australian Seabird Rescue $1500
  • Byron Environment Centre $2300
  • Friends of the Koala $2300
  • Richmond River Historical Society $2300
  • West of the Ranges Landcare $2300
  • WetlandCare Australia (Ballina) $4500.