Free trees for conservation champions
  • Monday 26 March 2012

Do you love your local environment and wish to make a positive difference? Sunshine Coast Council and the Noosa and District Landcare Group can help you get started.

Community Conservation Partnerships Team Leader Dave Burrows said 200 free trees were being offered to private landholders who enter into a Voluntary Conservation Agreement with council.

"Council’s Voluntary Conservation Agreement program supports private landholders by protecting the bushland on their properties in perpetuity, by registering a covenant on title over some or all of the property," he said.

"There are a range of incentives available to landholders who enter into a VCA and this offer of free trees is yet another.

"Until December all landholders who enter into new VCAs will be referred by council to the Noosa and District Landcare Group for free trees."

Eligible properties for a Voluntary Conservation Agreement include those that have:

  • Areas of high conservation status bushland
  • Threatened or significant plants and animals present
  • Environmental significance due to features such as habitat connectivity and water quality protection.

To register interest in a VCA call council on 5485 0229.