Reveg Festival set to bring new life to fire affected properties
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.
Bushfire recovery staff from the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board are busily preparing for the third installment of the popular annual plant giveaway.
The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board will have local experts available to offer advice and information about pest plant and animal control, general land management and bushfire recovery, and Aboriginal partnerships and involvement in the recovery efforts.
Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board’s Team Leader Fire Recovery, Caroline Dorr, said the uptake from landholders and the support of partner organisations has been overwhelming.
“We are really pleased that over 150 landholders from the Cudlee Creek fire scar have registered to receive free plants. Revegetation is a vital element to restoring landscapes after bushfire – it re-establishes habitat for wildlife, protects livestock from the elements and improves overall amenity on properties.
“The Cudlee Creek bushfire was devastating to the local community and environment, and the rebuild will take time, but we are excited to be involved and make a positive impact to support the regeneration of our landscapes.
“We couldn’t do this without Local Economic Recovery funding secured through our partnership with the Department of Primary Industries and Regions.
“We also have a team of dedicated partners who have grown and donated the seedlings, including Alexandrina Community Nursery, State Flora, Jurlique, Kersbrook Landcare Nursery, Woodside Primary School and Trees for Life,” she said.
Stall holders from local landcare groups, Arborgreen, Adelaide Hills Council, Trees for Life, Conservation Volunteers, Seeding Natives and others, will be on hand to offer advice, and help build connections and networking opportunities.
If you were affected by the Cudlee Creek bushfire and would like to be involved, register for your plants through Eventbrite (search ‘Reveg Festival’) or phone the Mount Barker office on 8391 7500. Pre-registration is essential.
This project is being delivered by the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries and Regions. This Local Economic Recovery project is jointly funded by the South Australian and Australian Governments under the National Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.
Further support has been provided through the South Australian Government’s Catchment Recovery funding for bushfire recovery.