Nature lovers celebrate Sunshine Coast’s 1000th Land for Wildlife partnership
Eumundi residents Greg L’Estrange and Jenny Brice have been opening their home to local businesses for years, hosting conferences at their property. Today, they cemented a new partnership as the 1000th landholder on the Sunshine Coast to ensure their property also offers a home to local wildlife.
They are now part of the Land for Wildlife Program which was founded in Victoria in 1981, and launched in Queensland in 1998.
Since its inception, it has become one of the most successful private land conservation programs in Australia, with the Sunshine Coast Council delivering the largest program in Queensland.
Mayor Mark Jamieson, who visited the newest Land for Wildlife addition today, praised the efforts of all 1000 Land for Wildlife property owners for their commitment to nature conservation on the Sunshine Coast.
“The Sunshine Coast Land for Wildlife program has the largest membership delivered by any Australian local government, collectively protecting and restoring 8272 ha of habitat across the region,” Mayor Jamieson said.