26 Oct 2022 | As the floodwaters in northwest Tasmania recede, the damage left behind is only beginning to be revealed. While emergency assistance is available to those in immediate need, here at Landcare Tasmania we are pulling together our resources for a Tasmanian Landcare Fund grant round to help Landcare projects recover from the impacts of recent flooding.
Photo: Tim Reed, Landcare Tasmania Member
The aim of the round will be to salvage what is possible from recent projects, so that all the hard work invested doesn't go to waste. Current members in affected areas can expect to receive an email in November asking about their landcare recovery project needs, and whether you need extra volunteers to help. We anticipate funds will be allocated to projects in February-March 2023, but organising volunteers for immediate clean-ups will happen as soon as possible.
We are excited to annouce that we already have a donation pledge from the JM Roberts Charitbale Trust, and Waratah Wholesale has offerred to donate guards and stakes to help replace those that can't be recovered. We know Tasmanians are generous people who value the resilience of our landscapes and waterways. We would love to support as many projects as possible, so if you wish to help the cause, please make a donation to the Tasmanian Landcare Fund.
Anyone interested in lending a hand can register as an extra-hands volunteer to help with activities such as collecting washed-up guards, pulling weeds before they take hold, repairing fences that were protecting revegetation areas, and more. When you register, please write in the comment box that you are specifically interested in flood recovery volunteering.