Gilmore MP Fiona Phillips says community groups across Gilmore will share in $140,430 for on-ground environmental projects, thanks to the Australian Government's Communities Environment Program.
Grants will go towards 13 projects for environmental action like controlling pests, regenerating bushland and monitoring the local koala population.
The Eurobodalla Landcare Network will receive $20,000 for Clean Up for Clyde (the Little Penguin), and another $7000 for Weed Control in the Eurobodalla; Coastwatchers Association will receive $2800 for Eurobodalla Koala Habitat and Occupancy; and Southcoast Health & Sustainability Alliance, on behalf of Carroll College, will receive $9500 for the Bangalay Forest Protectors project.
The Gilmore MP made the announcement in Moruya with NSW WIRES Mid South Coast, who have received $6380 under the program to treat wombat mange.
Tony Delafosse, of WIRES Mid South Coast, said the grant would allow the group to expand the wombat mange treatment program across the region.
"We have noticed mange is particularly bad in the wombat population around Moruya and up the Deua River Valley," Mr Delafosse said.
"The good news is that wild wombats can be treated for mange."
Landowners who think they have wombats with mange on their property can ring WIRES on 1300 094 737.
Ms Phillips said environmental regeneration would play a huge role in our recovery from the fires.
"We know the invaluable role WIRES and other groups like them played during the bushfires, and since, so it is wonderful to be able to support them in their great work protecting our precious local wildlife," she said.
"I want to sincerely thank all our local community groups for everything they have done.
"I have heard so many of these great stories of our true community spirit and it makes me so proud to be part of the South Coast."