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EcoCrews reach halfway point in Eurobodalla and Bega Valley

EcoCrews have hit the halfway point in Eurobodalla and the Bega Valley regions. The Crews have been working hard doing a wide range of different environmental activities, learning new skills whilst working several sites across the region. Working closely with their Project Hosts: Eurobodalla Shire Council, Bega Valley Shire Council and SAGE Stepping Stone Farm, they have successfully completed Round 1 of EcoCrews and will begin Round 2 over the next couple of weeks. The Crews have, to date, exceeded all their environmental targets including activities such as: • Planting 3,250 seedlings to revegetate a wildlife corridor in Coila, NSW, supporting koala habitat restoration • Environmental weeds manually removed and chemically treated across 14ha along coastal trails in Surf Beach, NSW • 20 ha of dune rehabilitation completed along Merimbula Main Beach, NSW including manual weed removal and chemical treatment and replanting of native trees, shrubs, and grasses The Stepping Stone Farm Crew have also achieved competency across the curriculum, covering 63 different competencies from Key Learning Areas such as WHS, Organic Farming Principles, Irrigation and Harvesting and Storage. EcoCrews is funded by the NSW Bushfire Local Economic Recovery (BLERF) Fund.

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