FNPW awarded one of three initial Bushfire Recovery Nursery grants to Yankalilla Community Nursery, located in South Australia.
This came as part of the first stage of FNPW’s mission to plant 1 million trees in Bushfire Recovery Nurseries over the next five years, in partnership with global non-profit, One Tree Planted and French beauty brand, L’OCCITANE.
The nursery will expand to grow more than double its usual amount of seedlings, with volunteers planting a total of 40,000 trees and associated plants to support the recovery of the Mount Lofty to Kangaroo Island Connection, plus help with revegetation on the scorched island.
There will be a focus on building the drooping sheoak populations across the Fleurieu Coast to provide more food and habitat for the glossy-black cockatoo flocks affected by the Kangaroo Island fires.
To house the thousands of more plants to be grown, the nursery site will be expanded, and funds will go towards fencing, nursery benches, potting structures, and a portable toilet for volunteers.