2017-18 annual report card
|Over 2500 hectares revegetated over Grow West’s 14 years of operation
|7 organisations and 5 community
members an active part of the Grow West Implementation Committee
|388,862 trees planted by 48 landholders through Greening the West – 1 Million Trees
|200 community members planted
3000 trees at Surbiton Park in Melton
|$240,000 received from the Victorian Government for the Protect and Connect project||$50,000 in partner contributions
supporting ongoing planning and coordination
Throughout 2017-18, Grow West delivered on-ground works and coordination for a range of projects. $240,000 was received from the Victorian Government’s Biodiversity On Ground Hubs for the ‘Protecting and Connecting Species and Communities in Melbourne’s West’. The Grow West portion of the Greening the West – 1 Million Trees project saw 48 landholders plant 388,862 trees.
Grow West again supported the Bacchus Marsh Rotary Community Art Show, awarding a $500 prize to photographer Burnie McRitchie for his interpretation of the Grow West landscape. His work titled Four Boobook Owls shows the curious eyes of local barking owls nesting in a tree along the Werribee River.
Grow West’s partner organisations, including Moorabool Shire Council, Melbourne Water and Southern Rural Water, contributed $50,000 in 2017-18 to support the ongoing planning and coordination of Grow West.
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