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Round Two of the Everyone's Environment grants program is open with $4 million available for projects that clean up, repair and restore the local environment.

Grants between $2,000 and $100,000 are available for projects like:

* community clean up activities (litter and illegal dumping)
* restoration of wetlands, coastal dunes and river or stream banks, including cleanup, reinstatement of natural hydrology, fencing of riparian areas, revegetation and halting degrading processes
* water quality improvement in rural and urban areas through erosion control, sediment trapping and runoff reduction
* pest control and eradication
* significant capital works/expenditure subject to clear demonstration of environmental benefits and written technical advice
* threatened and priority species habitat restoration, rehabilitation and revegetation (building connectivity and improving resilience)
* tree planting (native endemic species)
* weeds eradication (Weeds of National Significance and Class I, II and III weeds only—emerging threats may be considered on a case by case basis in consultation with Biosecurity Queensland)
* water quality monitoring (projects must be a minimum of three years in duration).

Submissions close at 5pm on 31 May 2013, so apply now to help get your project underway.

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