GWLAP’s 20 Million Trees projects are right on track
GWLAP are currently delivering a large scale revegetation project through the 20 Million Trees program and Landcare Australia. Creating Critical Catchment to Coast Connectivity (apologies to all with aversions to alliteration), will buffer and link important areas of bush around the lower lakes to protect habitat for the Mount Lofty Ranges Southern Emu Wren and Malleefowl.
The three year project is due to be completed later this year and will establish nearly 100,000 plants on 124 hectares over nine different site locations.
To date we have achieved 226 km of machine direct seeding (2016 and 17) with 27 species in the seed mix and 23,525 seedlings have been planted (2017) with 59 different species, and preparation is underway for the 2018 season – well on track to achieve our targets.
This has all been achieved thanks to the hard work of our Green Army teams, hundreds of volunteers, our staff and works crew and some amazing local contractors.
This project has been supported by Landcare Australia through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.