The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board joined forces with Greening Australia, WOMADelaide and the local community for a very special planting day at Deep Creek National Park in July.The revegetation has multiple and unique benefits, not only helping to reduce the immediate extinction risks and improve the long-term viability of threatened species, through the board’s ‘Back from the Brink’ project, but also helping offset the iconic WOMADelaide festival’s carbon emissions.
National Tree Day is the perfect time to get your hands dirty and plant a tree either at home or at a local community planting event, but it’s also a chance to think more broadly about what we can do to restore our native vegetation.
A recent aerial operation has removed over 200 fallow deer from Deep Creek National Park, helping preserve native vegetation and threatened species. It’s one of several operations undertaken from both the air and ground this year, to manage an increasing environmental and agricultural challenge.
The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board celebrated NAIDOC Week on Peramangk Country on 7 July, bringing together staff and board members, community members, partner organisations and people from the region’s three First Nations of Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri and Peramangk.
There is much to celebrate in the growing capacity across the state for different points of view to come together to care for Country and work toward statewide landscape priorities. Here we tell the story in pictures of First Nations partnerships and collaborations that are helping to care for our land, water and nature.
This year’s ‘Reveg Festival’ on Saturday 25 June in Woodside will provide over 20,000 native seedlings to landholders whose properties were affected by the 2019 Cudlee Creek bushfire. Participants can learn great tips on revegetation at workshops, chat about opportunities with reveg service providers and community groups, then head off, armed with the right species and information to give them a great chance of revegetation success.
World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June, a good time to draw attention to some of our less well known natural ecosystems and what is being done to help them along. Chances are that you may have travelled through these areas without realising their important environmental value.