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ANZ Seeds of Renewal Program recently presented a cheque for $15,000 to Wheen Bee Foundation

ANZ Seeds of Renewal is a grants program designed to help build vibrant, sustainable rural communities and to support the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia. Since 2003, the program has provided $5m to support more than 800 community groups in achieving their goals. The program, administered by FRRR, provides grants of up to $15,000, or technology equipment, to community organisations to help them make communities thrive.

The grant funds will help save the endangered Green Carpenter Bee population on Kangaroo Island.

Wheen Bee Foundation has been backing the conservation efforts for the Green Carpenter Bee.

“This iconic species was threatened before the recent bushfires” said Fiona Chambers CEO of Wheen Bee Foundation. “There were only 2 remnant populations of the species remaining in Australia; one on Kangaroo Island and the other in the Blue Mountains, NSW”.  With both these habitats having been badly damaged by the recent bushfires, conservation efforts need to be urgently fast tracked and expanded if this iconic native bee is to be saved.

We are extremely grateful for the funding support provided by ANZ.

Download the PDF to find out more about the Green Carpenter Bee and/or to support the project.

ANZ presenting the $15,000 cheque to Wheen Bee Foundation recently outside the Kingscote ANZ branch, Kangaroo Island.

(Left to right) Brendan Rinaldi  SA State General Manager Business Banking, Dr Katja Hogendoorn, Bee Researcher, Dr Remko Leijs, Bee Researcher, Steve Fairhurst  Relationship Manager

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