Last summer saw unprecedented bushfire activity in eastern Australia, making headline news around the globe. In the Mid-Western Regional Local Government Area 255,000 hectares were burnt, hundreds of properties were affected and multiple buildings destroyed, resulting in the Mid-Western Region being declared a Natural Disaster Area.
The impacts on biodiversity in our region were also devastating, with many animals killed, injured or displaced and large areas of vegetation destroyed.
As part of their community Bushfire Recovery support, Mid Western Regional Council is partnering with Watershed Landcare to provide bushfire affected landholders with native trees as part of their recovery.
The project will provide affected landholders with up to 40 native plants, tree guards and stakes to assist with re-vegetation of their properties.
The local species tubestock will be grown in the Watershed Landcare Nursery and will be available for planting in Autumn or Spring 2021. Landholders can purchase additional plants too, $3 per plant and $2.50 per guard and stake (ex gst). Additional discounts for Landcare Members apply.
Eligible landholders are invited to complete an Expression of Interest to participate in this opportunity. Expressions of Interest are now open and will close on Friday, 21 August 2020 at 5pm.
To submit an application visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VMFQVSK
This project is supported by Watershed Landcare through funding from Mid Western Regional Council and is a part of the NSW Landcare Program, a collaboration of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW supported by the NSW Government.