The Blackburn and District Environment Protection Fund (B&DEPF)
The fund, sponsored by the Tree Society, provides financial and advocacy support for a wide range of worthy environmental ‘on-ground’ and educational activities in Whitehorse.
To achieve these objectives it needs financial support from the community.
Please note that all donations are tax deductible.
Projects financially supported by the Fund in the 2016-2017 financial year included:
1. The Whitehorse Indigenous Plants Project was awarded $500 to fund provision of free plants to residents along the rail corridor impacted by vegetation loss due to the Blackburn and Heatherdale level crossing removals.
2. Yarran Dheran Advisory Committee Education Program was awarded funds (in excess of $5,000) from the Fund Education program to purchase a specialised Digital Microscope
3. The Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society was awarded a small grant of $150 to support a submission to VCAT, which had the aim of protecting the vegetation at 25 Holland Road.
So far in the 2017-2018 financial year three x $500 environmental grants have been made available for planting indigenous plants at Orchard Grove Primary School (Blackburn South), Masons Road Reserve (Blackburn) and in residential gardens surrounding 25 Holland Road in Blackburn South.
Tax-deductible donations can be made via a cheque to B&DEPF posted to PO Box 210 Blackburn, VIC 3130 with personal details so we can send you a receipt OR a donation can be made online at: http://www.givenow.com.au/cause1518