The DSRA applied for a $5000 grant through the Healthy Tasmania Neighbour Day program. The application had to focus on social connection. We applied for funding to install 2 picnic tables at a suitable site which could be used for community gatherings. We asked Council to help determine the best location for the tables. Council have said that they will install picnic tables from their store for us. When we were notified that our grant application was successful, we wrote to the grant project officer to amend the terms of our grant application. We'd like to build a low maintenance roof over the picnic tables instead.
Sea Spurge at Bagot Point
The 2020 Clean-Up Australia team found the dreaded coastal weed Sea Spurge at Bagot Point. We removed one parent plant and hundreds of seedlings. Please keep an eye out for this weed and contact us if you'd like help removing it. Click on the link below for some info from DPIPWE on Sea Spurge
The DSRA applied for $12 000 for a Communities Environment Program Grant through Brian Mitchell's office. The funds will be used to remove environmental weeds (Radiata pine and African box thorn) from between 223 and 227 Cambria Drive as well as fund an Aboriginal Heritage investigation of this easement and the fire break from this easement to the Meredith River. We're still waiting for Council to tick a few things off before we can proceed
Preparing your property for bushfire
Swansea fire brigade chief, Ken Nichols, is willing to visit your property to provide advice about how to prepare your property for bushfire.
Let us know if you'd like us to put you in contact with Ken
Great news – the DSRA’s grant application to the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) was successful. This is a fantastic opportunity to reduce the fuel load on your property in an environmentally responsible way. Thanks to the FRRR, Steve Barrett for his work on the grant application, all the community members who supported our application, Dan Hoar from TFS who provided some facts & figures and Kelvin Jones for writing on behalf of Swansea SES
The June long weekend saw many community members re-planting areas destroyed by the April bushfire. Thanks to all the crowdfunders whose support enabled us to buy not only plants, but native potting mix, tree guards and stakes to help the plants thrive. A great effort by community members making the most of a bad situation