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Bushfire Environment Recovery Team – Various Regions SA

Volunteers are needed to grow native seedlings (kits provided free), to help with planting events or help coordinate planting on land ravaged by the January bush fires.  This is your chance to play a part in helping the recovery and revegetation of areas devastated by recent bush fires.

 An estimated 450 bush fires engulfed parts of the South Australia during the January heatwave, burning more than 445,000 hectares as well as destroying livestock and at least 15 homes. Shelter for fauna is gone, shade and food now elusive, fauna losses extensive. The main areas affected by bush fires were Rockleigh, Eden Valley (which burnt at least 30,000ha) and the Bangor region in the southern Flinders Ranges, as well as Ngarkat and Billiat in the Murraylands, the Far West Coast, the Riverland and Fleurieu Peninsula.

 Trees For Life has started a re-vegetation appeal and urgently needs volunteers to register to grow native seedlings from their homes and/or to plant seedlings or be volunteer planting coordinators on land throughout South Australia that was destroyed by bush fires in January. Propagation kits are free and can be collected from the nursery in Brooklyn Park from February 20-22. Planting will take place between July-September but seedlings need to be grown as soon as possible.

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