Gareth Ward MLA Kiama presents NSW Environmental Trust 'Bush Connect' grant to Berry Landcare and NSW NPA

The Honourable Gareth Ward, MLA for Kiama made the announcement and presentation on Friday 18th December at a property on Moeyan Hill near BErry NSW, within the Berry Corridor. Extract from the OEH Website: Berry Landcare- Berry bush links: $500,000 Berry Bush Links is a consortium comprising a Landcare group, over 50 private landholders, community and government organisations. These partners will work together to connect existing ‘stepping stone’ patches of native vegetation across tenures in the Berry Corridor of the Illawarra to Shoalhaven GER landscape via revegetation. By controlling weeds and pest animals, this project will restore existing native habitat within the Berry Corridor to support a range of native wildlife including threatened species and endangered ecological communities. Field days and community workshops focussing on seed collection, weed and native plant identification will be used to engage and motivate landholders.