Claim cash to clean local rivers, Gulaptis urges

ENVIRONMENT groups in the Clarence Valley should consider applying for Habitat Action Grants of up to $40,000 to help improve local fish habitat, according to Clarence Nationals MP, Chris Gulaptis.

"This excellent NSW Government program rewards volunteers who are trying to improve their local environment," Mr Gulaptis said.

"It is specifically tied to waterways because it is funded by recreational fishing licence fees."

Examples of eligible projects include removing invasive weeds and re-establishing native vegetation on riverbanks and opening floodgates or improving road crossings to remove barriers to fish movement.

Applications for Habitat Action Grants open from August, 10, 2015 and close October 16, 2015.

For more information about the program, application forms and examples of past projects visit http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/hag.



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