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Seeds Distributed for Bushfire Reveg Festival

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Bushfire recovery staff from the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board are busily preparing for the third installment of a popular annual plant giveaway.

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, as well as those impacted by the 2021 Cherry Gardens bushfires.

The Board’s Team Leader of Fire Recovery, Caroline Dorr, said participants can learn tips on revegetation at workshos and head off, armed with the right species and information to give them a great chance of revegetation success.

“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," she said.

A team of dedicated partners have grown and donated the seedlings, including 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.

If you were affected by the Cudlee Creek or Cherry Gardens bushfires and would like to be involved, pre-registration is essential via Eventbrite (search ‘Reveg Festival’) or phone the Mount Barker office on 8391 7500. 

The 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 with further support from the South Australian Government’s Catchment Recovery funding for bushfire recovery.

Hear Caroline Dorr, Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board Team Leader Fire Recovery talk to Jennie Lenman about the ReVeg festival and region's recovery, via the play window below:

Photo supplied Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board