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15,000 trees will be planted on the Sunshine Coast by June 2020 thanks to a $110,000 boost from the Federal Government for new revegetation projects that directly help recover threatened ecological communities or threatened species.

Ted O’Brien MP is delighted to announce funding for the Noosa and District Landcare Group who will plant 15,000 trees in 5 hectares of critically endangered Lowland Subtropical Rainforest on Blackfellow Creek, Belli Creek and the Mary River at the outdoor and agricultural learning property ‘Mimburi”. The project will also enable enhanced natural resource management learning opportunities for Noosa and District High School students.

“Many people on the Sunshine Coast are passionate about the environment and keen to help restore habitat that is threatened or supports threatened species,” Mr O’Brien said.

“This Federal Government investment will help this fantastic organisation to deliver real outcomes, further securing the future of Australia’s unique landscape and its threatened native species.

“I look forward to seeing the benefits this project will bring to our local community, native species and our environment as a whole.”

Delivered under the third and final round of the 20 Million Trees Program, the project will help see the Federal Government deliver on its commitment to plant 20 million trees across Australia by 2020.

For more information on the projects funded, please visit: www.nrm.gov.au/national/20-million-trees

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