There are many environmental, social and economic benefits from planting native vegetation and rehabilitating natural areas. However, the success of revegetation projects is dependent on many factors and requires planning, site preparation, weed control, good planting technique, and a proper watering regime. The weather also has an effect on seedling survival.

While we cannot control the weather, we can help the success rate of plants by proper site preparation and follow up maintenance.

From May to July last year, and thanks to a $15,000 grant from the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, council staff, local volunteer and community groups have successfully planted and cared for about 3,500 native seedlings around Laratinga Wetland with a 95 percent survival rate.

The new native plants are thriving with the added love, and will enhance biodiversity, increase habitat, reduce weeds, and provide vital wildlife corridors.

Mount Barker District Council