Hawkesbury Gazette

Link to article

Hawkesbury nursery trees to help restore fire-affected bushland

The Hawkesbury will play a part in bringing the state’s wilderness back to life after the devastating 2019-20 bushfires.

Hawkesbury Community Nursery at Mulgrave has been chosen as one of three recipients of a Bushfire Recovery Nursery grant, made available by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife [FNPW], the charity partner of Australia’s National Parks.

The grant will go to expanding the Mulgrave nursery’s capacity to 45,000 trees, which will serve as a major step in supporting the recovery of Wollemi National Park and the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

It is estimated that 80 per cent of the area was destroyed by the fires.

FNPW, in partnership with global non-profit group, One Tree Planted, and French beauty brand, L’OCCITANE, share a mission of planting one million trees over the next five years.

 

More Articles

The Newcastle Herald

A survey of Yengo National Park, Wollemi National Park and surrounding country has uncovered significant art and artefacts, including ochre fragments, grinding groove sites and stone arrangements. The survey, funded by FNPW, covered a total of 67 sites, the majority of which miraculously survived the devastating black summer bushfire season.

Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife chief executive Ian Darbyshire said the survey was "an extremely important contribution to preserving our Indigenous heritage".

"We are committed to the ongoing protection of Aboriginal sites.

"Through grant funding, we can continue to support the work being done by passionate individuals and community."

Go to The Newcastle Herald

Third Sector

After the horrendous Black Summer, the worst wildlife disaster in modern history, FNPW developed Caring for Carers.

Created in partnership with Two Green Threads, the Caring for Carers program has been designed for the volunteer wildlife sector, highly skilled operators that are often put into traumatic and risky situations.

The program includes mental health advice, resources and podcasts specifically tailored to support the welfare of volunteer carers. 

Go to Third Sector

50 years of growing parks and saving species

Koala in Tree - Donate Australian Wildlife - FNPW - Wildlife Donation Australia - FNPW

Reflecting on the last 50 years, we have collectively achieved so many valuable milestones that have contributed to the overall biodiversity and expansion of our natural environments across Australia. It is our promise that moving forward, we will continue to build on this important work for generations to come. Thank you for your ongoing support.

GET INVOLVED

Sign up for FNPW e-Newsletters

Newsletter