Work continues to help revegetate the Adelaide Hills fire scar, with the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board preparing for the third instalment of a popular annual plant giveaway.
This year's 'Reveg Festival' on Saturday, June 25 at Woodside will provide more than 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.
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 fire recovery team leader Caroline Dorr said the uptake from landholders and the support of partner organisations had been overwhelming.
"We are really pleased that over 150 landholders from the Cudlee Creek fire scar have registered to receive free plants," she said.
"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."
Ms Dorr said the plant giveaway was supported through a partnership with PIRSA, as well as seedlings from the Alexandrina Community Nursery, State Flora, Jurlique, Kersbrook Landcare Nursery, Woodside Primary School and Trees for Life.
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.
Those impacted by the Cudlee Creek bushfire can get involved by registering through Eventbrite (search 'Reveg Festival') or phone the Mount Barker office on 08 8391 7500. Pre-registration is essential.
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