January 22, 2013

The Barambah Environmental Education Centre’s P&C Association has been awarded $26,100 in the first round of the State Government’s “Everyone’s Environment” grants.

The money will be used for weed management and native vegetation improvement in Wrattens Conservation Park, near Gallangowan.

The Barambah EEC is located about 40km from Goomeri. It is a school environmental education centre for south-east Queensland primary and secondary schools and tertiary students and also takes weekend bookings for community groups.

Environment Minister Andrew Powell said the “Everyone’s Environment” scheme would provide $3 million to community-based groups this year.

“Another $4 million will be available in the second and again in the third round over the next two years,” he said.

“We received more than 200 submissions for Round 1 grants alone, totalling almost $9 million in funding requests.”

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