113 projects receive Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants
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The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change has just announced $409,500 in funding to support 113 projects through the 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grants. From Red Cliffs to Marlo and across the state, grants of up to $5,000 each will support Victorian primary and secondary schools, kindergartens, pre-schools, childcare centres, and youth groups.

Successful grant recipients will be running a wide range of projects, including nurturing bees, establishing Indigenous gardens, nest box building and installation, wetland regeneration, frog ponds, butterfly and sensory gardens, bush tucker trails and many more.

Minister D’Ambrosio said, “With students returning to face-to-face learning across Victoria, these projects will provide not only an opportunity to learn, but also promote health and wellbeing.

See below the full list of 2020 Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity Grant recipients:

Group Name/School Name Project Name Suburb/ Town Grant Amount
1st Caroline Springs Scout Group Knowledge Quest – Growling Grass Frogs and beyond…. CAROLINE SPRINGS 3023 $3,850
1st Eltham North Scouts Planting for the Future ELTHAM NORTH 3095 $2,670
1st Gembrook Joey and Cub Packs Gembrook Cub and Joey Packs Wonderful Wildlife GEMBROOK 3783 $4,377
1st Heatherdale Scouts Group Mitcham Revegetation around 1st Heatherdale Scout Hall MITCHAM 3132 $2,641
1st Highton Scout Group Nindethana Garden HIGHTON 3216 $4,393
1st Nunawading Scout Group Scouting @ Home – a journey towards our bush garden NUNAWADING 3131 $1,354
1st Seymour Scout Group WW1 Armistice Centenary Memorial Peace Park at Chittick Park Seymour. SEYMOUR 3660 $1,345
1st Torquay Scouts Team Trail Rejuvenation Project at Eumeralla TORQUAY 3228 $4,000
1st Victorian Sea Scouts Microbat and sugar glider scout study project. ALBERT PARK 3206 $4,299
2nd Springvale Scout Group Somerfield Conservation Reserve, Keysborough SPRINGVALE SOUTH 3172 $5,000
Albert Park College Moorabool Gorge Campus Revegetation Stage 1 ALBERT PARK 3206 $4,258
Alexandra and District Kindergarten Observe and interact with the Bush Seasons ALEXANDRA 3714 $1,075
Alexandra Primary School Niches for Nocturnals ALEXANDRA 3714 $2,880
Annie Dennis Children’s Centre Indigenous Garden and Insect Habitat Project NORTHCOTE 3070 $3,247
Apollo Bay P-12 college Native Revegetation Program APOLLO BAY 3233 $3,050
Apollo Parkways Preschool Victorian Native Bee Project GREENSBOROUGH 3088 $4,907
Avenel Kindergarten Bush Play, the Avenel Way. AVENEL 3664 $4,312
Avenel Primary School Pollinators for Food AVENEL 3664 $3,308
Barwon Heads Primary School BHPS Outdoor Learning Space and Biodiversity Garden BARWON HEADS 3227 $4,667
Bass Valley Children’s Centre Bass Valley Biodiversity Projects CORINELLA 3984 $1,299
Beeac Primary School Beeac Citizen Science Hub BEEAC 3251 $4,500
Beechworth Montessori School An Approach to Biodiversity BEECHWORTH 3747 $4,999
Bundoora Pre – School Bundoora Pre-School Biodiversity Project: Learning about native fauna, Indigenous plants and sustainability BUNDOORA 3083 $1,897
Bundoora Secondary College Giving to Gresswell BUNDOORA 3083 $3,703
Buxton Primary Frog Bog Revival BUXTON 3711 $3,537
Candlebark Primary School A Garden of Six Seasons ROMSEY 3434 $5,000
Cire Children’s Centre Yarra Junction Haven for butterflies and young learners YARRA JUNCTION 3797 $4,959
Cire Children’s Service and Kindergarten Chirnside Park Butterfly habitat engages young minds CHIRNSIDE PARK 3116 $4,976
Cire Children’s Service Mount Evelyn Butterfly Haven MOUNT EVELYN 3796 $4,944
Colac Primary School Sensory garden COLAC 3250 $4,555
Colbinabbin Primary School Investigating the Cornella Creek COLBINABBIN 3559 $1,090
Corryong College Hearn’s Hill – Revegetating to Bring Biodiversity Back CORRYONG 3707 $4,730
Dederang Primary School & Dederang Primary School Care School Creek Nature Trail DEDERANG 3691 $4,000
Donvale Christian College The Way of Donvale Trail DONVALE 3111 $5,000
Drouin West Primary School Our Environment DROUIN WEST 3818 $3,320
Dunkeld Kindergarten CPSG Photo Point Monitoring Program DUNKELD 3294 $2,330
East Loddon P-12 College ELP – Environmental Landcare Project – ‘Biodiversity Boundary’ DINGEE 3571 $5,000
Edenhope Assisted Playgroup Nature play with an indigenous focus EDENHOPE 3318 $3,298
Edenhope Kindergarten Edenhope Kindergarten Habitat exploration garden EDENHOPE 3318 $2,290
Eilleen Taylor Kindergarten The Habitat Creation COBRAM 3644 $2,419
Eltham North Primary School Wurundjeri Cultural Planting Program at ENPS – Learning from the Past to Plant for the Future ELTHAM NORTH 3095 $5,000
Falls Creek Primary School and Community Falls Creek Youth BioBlitz FALLS CREEK 3699 $4,950
Flinders Christian Community College Installation of Nest Boxes in School Woodland Area CARRUM DOWNS 3201 $1,202
Frankston High School Frankston High School Sustainable Education Garden FRANKSTON 3199 $5,000
Gellibrand Crescent Kindergarten Indigenous Garden Sanctuary – A place to embrace, appreciate and learn about our biodiversity cycles. RESERVOIR 3073 $1,350
Gembrook Primary School Gembrook Park Restoration Project GEMBROOK 3783 $1,000
Good Start Bentons Road Little Frog Pond MOUNT MARTH 3934 $3,718
Goodstart Early Learning Centre – Mill Park University Drive 3-year-old Kinder outdoor learning space for discovering the biodiversity and aboriginal heritage values of our landscape. MILL PARK 3082 $5,000
Harkaway Scout Camp Harkaway Scout Camp Biodiversity & Conservation Project HARKAWAY 3806 $4,757
Harrietville Primary School and Bush Kinder Harrietville Bush Tucker Trail HARRIETVILLE 3741 $4,500
Hesket Primary School Habitat on Hesket Hill HESKET 3442 $3,320
Ivanhoe East Primary School ‘The Banks’ IVANHOEEAST 3079 $4,850
Jeparit Primary School Caring for Nature JEPARIT 3423 $2,280
Keysborough Gardens Primary School Yingabeal Reconciliation Garden KEYSBOROUGH 3173 $4,350
Korin Korin KIndergarten Korin Korin (To Grow) Indigenous Garden WOLLERT 3750 $3,095
Lalor Secondary College Lalor Secondary Sustainability Precinct for promoting student and community agency of our local indigenous heritage LALOR 3075 $3,920
Learning Cooperative Ltd. Habitat restoration and preservation COTTLES BRIDGE 3099 $4,999
Leopold Primary School Leopold Community Indigenous Garden LEOPOLD 3224 $3,700
Lismore Primary School Exploring ecosystems and improving biodiversity in Lismore, Vic LISMORE 3324 $235
Malvern Valley Primary School Indigenous Plant and Native Animal Corridor MALVERN EAST 3145 $4,675
Marymede Catholic College The Marymede Catholic College ‘Bush Tucker’ Garden and ‘Birds and the Bees’ Garden SOUTH MORANG 3752 $4,940
Melba Secondary College Melba VCAL Plantastic Garden Project CROYDON 3136 $4,528
Menzies Creek Preschool Menzies Creek Preschool Play Space Biodiversity Project MENZIES CREEK 3159 $4,900
Middle Indigo Primary School The little native pollinators in our backyard INDIGO VALLEY 3688 $2,700
Milawa Primary School Milawa PS Native Growth Corridor MILAWA 3678 $2,821
Moonee Ponds West Primary School Indigenous garden and outdoor learning space MOONEE PONDS 3039 $2,636
Mount Eliza Secondary College Revegetation of the College gardens and grounds MOUNT ELIZA 3930 $4,887
Neerim South Primary School Baw Baw Habitat Garden (enhanced from 2019 application) NEERIM SOUTH 3831 $1,605
Newhaven College Wetlands regeneration RHYLL 3923 $5,000
North Geelong Secondary College Grassland Action Project BELL POST HILL 3215 $4,889
Oakleigh South Primary School Village Butterfly Basket Garden OAKLEIGH SOUTH 3167 $4,861
Orbost Secondary College Marlo Foreshore Reserve ORBOST 3888 $2,000
Oxley Primary School Planting pollination pods OXLEY 3678 $2,790
Paratea Preschool Paratea Preschool Bush Kinder Collaboration FRANKSTON SOUTH 3199 $2,825
Poets Grove Family and Children’s Centre Poets Grove Nest Boxes ELWOOD 3184 $4,756
Portland North Primary School Enhancing biodiversity in our wildlife corridor PORTLAND 3305 $1,700
Portland Secondary College Beneath the Canopy – Understorey Stories PORTLAND 3305 $3,000
Red Cliffs Primary School Buzzing about Biodiversity – A focus on habitat, ecosystems and local threatened species. RED CLIFFS 3496 $2,619
Redesdale Mia Mia Primary School Bugs, Bees and Bogs – A wetland biodiversity project at Redesdale Mia-Mia PS REDESDALE 3444 $5,000
Rodney Neighbourhood Steiner Kindergarten (RNSK) Creation of Nest Boxes for Native Gliders and Microbats, at the Australian Botanic Gardens Shepparton (ABGS), by kindergarten children MOOROOPNA 3629 $1,278
Rutherglen Primary School BPangerang Place RUTHERGLEN 3685 $2,208
Sacred Heart Primary Kids Teaching Kids – Bee is for Biodiversity MILDURA 3500 $4,667
Sale and District Specialist School Connecting with nature and traditional culture at Sale and District Specialist School SALE 3850 $4,992
School for Student Leadership – Marlo Campus Cape Coran Banksia Bluff and Swamp Creek Walking track MARLO 3888 $4,995
School for Student Leadership (Alpine School Campus) Alpine School Environmental and Indigenous Learning DINNER PLAIN 3898 $2,657
Scouts Victoria Bundoora Scout Group Bundoora Scouts Biodiversity and Education Project BUNDOORA 3083 $3,590
Shine Bright – Swan Hill North Kindergarten Swan Hill North Kindergarten Bush Tucker Garden SWAN HILL 3585 $1,438
South Gippsland Specialist School Nature Trail LEONGATHA 3953 $2,100
South Kingsville Preschool Investigating mini beasts and water bugs SOUTH KINGSVILLE 3015 $2,479
South Mornington Pre-School South Mornington Pre-School Pollinator Garden MORNINGTON 3931 $4,219
South West TAFE Primary School Indigenous Garden WARRNAMBOOL 3280 $4,940
St Augustine’s Primary School, Frankston South Frog Pond and Habitat Garden FRANKSTON SOUTH 3199 $4,910
St Kilda Primary School Educating, involving and engaging young people in valuing and actively caring for Victoria’s indigenous environment ST KILDA 3182 $3,656
St Leonards primary School Habitat Improvement for St Leonards Fauna and Fauna ST LEONARDS 3223 $4,905
St Monica’s College, Epping – Envirofriends Wetlands Nature Trail EPPING 3076 $5,000
St. Mary’s College Seymour Native Healing: growing biodiversity and expanding indigenous medicines knowledge. SEYMOUR 3660 $2,530
Sunnyside Kindergarten Association Inc Sunnyside Bunjil Garden MALVERN EAST 3145 $4,268
Swinburne Ave Kinder Biodiversity Enhancement Program GISBORNE 3437 $3,800
Thomas Carr College- The Good Samaritan Campus GSC Flower Forest CORAGULAC 3249 $2,640
Wandong Primary School Biodiversity Garden WANDONG 3758 $4,250
Warrandyte Primary School Pollinator Hubs & Sensory Gardens WARRANDYTE 3113 $3,800
Warrnambool Kindergarten collective Integrating language, culture & our wonderful backyard WARRNAMBOOL 3280 $3,980
Wattle Hill Kindergarten Bringing the Bush to the Garden BURWOOD 3125 $3,405
Wave school Wave school WARRNAMBOOL 3280 $4,800
Whitehorse Scouts Biodiversity in Blackburn North BLACKBURN SOUTH 3130 $4,891
Whittington Primary School Diversity in the Biosphere – Mount Rothwell WHITTINGTON 3219 $2,916
Whittlesea Secondary College Cross Curricula Biodiversity Studies WHITTLESEA 3757 $3,680
Winston Hills Preschool Help our kids name and celebrate our Indigenous plants VIEWBANK 3084 $2,850
Woady Yaloak Primary School Ross Creek Campus Ross Creek Wetlands Revitalisation Project ROSS CREEK 3351 $3,850
Woodmans Hill Secondary College Beginning Biodiversity (part 1 of hopefully many projects at the school) BALLARAT EAST 3350 $3,430
Woodridge Preschool Woodridge Pre-School Indigenous Edible Garden Project ELTHAM 3095 $2,539
Yarra Junction Primary School Frog Bog YARRA JUNCTION 3797 $5,000
YMCA Howmans Gap Alpine Centre Acrobates Apartments FALLS CREEK 3699 $5,000
TOTAL $409,500