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Grants and projects
Since we began, we have applied for grants from various government and sometimes commercial organisations to fund specific projects or purchases in Lane Cove National Park. They are usually determined in consultation with management of Lane Cove National Park. Commercial bushcare work is monitored by park staff while the Friends of LCNP Inc undertake the educational features such as production of leaflets, signage, press releases.

Click on any bold project name for details and photos of the project and its progress

  Project
 Amount
Funding source
Nov 2016 Quarry Creek Community Grant $5,000 Kuring-gai Council
Sep 2016 For employing contractors along the creeklines - Mars Creek $3,000 Transurban Community Grant
Jun 2016 Restoration at Kitty's Creek and Fairyland $10,000 Foundation for National Parks
Jan 2016 ‘Protecting Fish Habitat along The Lane Cove River’. For work over the next 12 months $10,000 NSW Primary Industries Fish Habitat Action Grants
Jun 2015 Habitat Protection and Community engagement in the river avenue area.  $5,000 NRMA Insurance
May 2015

Restoration of endangered Ecological Communities at Dalrymple Hay Nature Reserve - over three years

$49,940 Local Land Services and the Commonwealth of Australia
May 2015 Quarry Creek Community Grant $5,500 Kuring-gai Council
March 2015 Mars Creek: the grant will fund the missing link between the recent upstream catchment remediation on the main Macquarie University campus and the bushcare sites on the university ecology reserve and downstream in LCNP. $3,000 Transurban
Jan 2015 ‘Protecting Fish Habitat along The Lane Cove River’. Allocated to contractors already working on Environmental Trust in project areas. $33,600 NSW Primary Industries Fish Habitat Action Grants
Jan 2015 Fairyland Project    $10,000 Landcare and the Foundation for National Parks
Dec 2014 Quarry Creek $5,000 Kuring-gai Community Award
July 2014 ‘A Community grant to Restore Habitat ‘ $5,000 NRMA Insurance
July 2014

Protecting EECs on The Lane Cove River 

$99,000 NSW Environmental Trust
Feb 2014 Australian Bass Habitat Project Stage 2. $10,000 NSW Primary Industries Fish Habitat Action Grants
Feb 2014 ‘Protecting Fish Habitat along The Lane Cove River’ $40,000 NSW Primary Industries, Fish Habitat Grants
2014 Tree planting $990 NCC Member Grants Program
2012 Restoration & Protection of EECs on Kitty’s & Buffalo Creeks – a continuation of previous grant work. $19,965 Aust. Govt. Caring for Country Grant
2012 Riparian bush regeneration along Quarry Creek, West Pymble (Bushcare site 016) $5,000 Ku-ring-gai Council's Environmental Levy Small Grants Scheme
2011-12 Restoring saltmarsh and other endangered ecological communities between Buffalo and Kittys Creeks, lower Lane Cove River in a previously sand-mined area $21,495 CMA Caring for Country - Community Action Grant
2011 Fairyland - post fire (April 2011) $15,700 Federal Government's Caring for Country
2011 Construction of further track work & restoration on the track leading down to Browns Waterhole at Downes St. East Epping bushcare site (Group 46).
$5,000
(see also 2010)
Bendigo Bank Community Grant
2011 Bringing Back the Bush in Lane Cove Valley $15,000 Jemena funding through Landcare
2011 Australian Bass habitat
Click here for details and photos of the Sydney Bass Fishing Club helping out with the project
$10,000 NSW Government Primary Industries Habitat Action Grants
2010 Dalrymple Hay - restoration of endangered Blue Gum High Forest. Click here for photo shoot $56,040 NSW Government Environmental Trust
2010 Tools & work on track leading down to Browns Waterhole at a new bushcare site Downes St. East Epping.
$5,000 Bendigo Bank Community Grant
2010 Restoring endangered ecological communities in the Fairyland area $50,000 NSW Government Environmental Trust
2010 Weed removal in an endangered community in Fairyland $7,000 Sydney Metropolitan CMA
2010 Shrimpton's Creek $5,500 Landcare
2009-10 Kittys Creek and Buffalo Creek $20,000 each CMA Caring for our Country grants
2009 Removal of Balloon Vine along Lane Cove River from Browns Waterhole - to vols John & Marion Curtin $10,000 Ku-ring-gai Council's Environmental Levy Small Grants
2009 Removal of weeds at Quarry Creek opposite vol bushsite site - vols Noela & Bill Jones $2,500 Ku-ring-gai Council's Environmental Levy Small Grants
2008 Track construction work at Dalrymple Hay Nature Reserve
$5,000
Ku-ring-gai Council's Environmental Levy Small Grants
2008 Launch of Blue Gum High Forest Education kit for use in K-6 - introducing it to schools    
2007 Restoring Natural Habitat for Threatened Species in Lane Cove River Catchment
$27,597
Federal Envirofund grant
2006 Bush regeneration at a chosen site
$5,000
Brambles Industries Community Grant
2006 Kittys Creek Tide to Table project
$40,000
Sydney Metropolitan CMA through OceanWatch Australia
2006 Photographic records
$5,000
Canon Australia Environment grant
2005 From ridge to river: stage 5
$9,727
Federal Envirofund grant
2004 Bush regeneration contract work and interpretative signage in Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve
Development of Blue Gum High Forest Education kit for use in K-6
 $67,000
Environmental Trust grant
2004 From ridge to river: stage 4
 
Federal Envirofund grant
2004 Publication of 'Why do we care' booklet to mark Friends' 10th anniversary    
2003 From ridge to river: stage 3
 $28,070
Envirofund ( NHT) grant
2002 Bush regeneration contract work and interpretative signage in Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve
 
Environmental Trust grant
2001 Bush regeneration contract work Sugarloaf Point
 
 
2001 Purchase of hats and tools for volunteers
 $5,000
International Year of the Volunteer Small equipment grant
2000 From ridge to river: stage 2
 $23,600
Natural Heritage Trust grant
1999  Creation of Herbarium of plant species in Lane Cove National Park
 
Donation from disbanded community organisation KUBES
1999  Lane Cove National Park Heritage Walk
 
Federal Centenary of Federation Community grant
1999 From ridge to river - restoring riparian habitat along 2 creeks and a hanging swamp
 $43,000
Natural Heritage Trust grant
1999 Removal of pineapple plant at Fairyland bushcare site
 
Lane Cove River Catchment Management Authority
1998 Gross pollutant and sediment traps at pipe outlets at Blue Gum Creek
 
 EPA
1998 Follow up contract bush regeneration
 
Award money from Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
1997 & 1998 Little Blue Gum Creek Rehabilitation Program
 
Rivercare Grants, Dept of Land & Water Conservation
1997 Web site established
 
 
1997 Regeneration in Dalrymple-Hay Nature Reserve
$80,000
Sydney Water
1997 Historical Signage in Fairyland
 
Lane Cove River Catchment Management Authority
1997 Employment of professional bushcare trainers
 
Lane Cove River Catchment Management Authority
1997 Contract bush regeneration in Fern Valley
$2,000
Award from AGL through Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
1996 Sponsoring of volunteers to undertake National Trust bush regeneration training course
 
Friends' funds
1995 Bush restoration of Fiddens Wharf area
 
EPA
1994 Employment of 2 permanent bushcare co-ordinators in Lane Cove National Park
$330,000
Westpac Bank, Mayor's Bushfire Appeal via Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

Click here to download pdf:
Why do we care: a brief history of 13 years of Bushcare in Lane Cove National Park, published by the Friends to celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2004.

Click here to download pdf:
Reidy M, Chevalier W and McDonald T (2005) Lane Cove National Park Bushcare volunteers: Taking stock, 10 years on Ecological Management & Restoration.6:2, 94-104.

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