Nature Valley and Landcare Australia launch 15,000 Plants Partnership
Nature Valley is passionate about people getting out more and giving back so we can all experience the magic of the great outdoors. In late 2020, Nature Valley turned this passion into action by partnering with Landcare Australia to support the rejuvenation of bushfire affected walking trails with the launch of the Nature Valley™ Trails Landcare Grants program- now we’re growing that impact together by planting 15,000 trees, shrubs and groundcovers across critical habitat in South Australia and Victoria! Direct seeding projects as well as community planting events are a successful way to achieve landscape scale ecological enhancements while also providing opportunities for local communities to play an active role in restoring their local environment.
Fleurieu Peninsula (SA)
The 2022 community planting day on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia has seen 1,000 trees, shrubs and ground covers planted to help improve habitat for native species including the endangered Glossy Black-Cockatoo. A further 3000 seedlings will be planted in the area by 2023.
The Fleurieu Peninsula is one of the most biologically diverse regions in South Australia, with 363 plant and animal species recorded- of these, 73 plant species and eight fauna species are threatened.
The Elliston project has seen 3,000 trees, shrubs and groundcovers planted to re-establish Drooping Sheoak Grassy Woodlands, another vulnerable vegetation community in South Australia. The project site is located on a cropping property close to Elliston, with the plantings helping to support conservation efforts for the Near-Threatened Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat.
Mansfield Shire (VIC)
Between 2022-2023, an additional 8,000 trees, shrubs and groundcovers will be planted across 11 privately owned sites in Victoria’s Mansfield Shire to create strategic landscape linkages. These works will enhance patches of remnant vegetation to provide habitat for the Critically Endangered Common Bent Wing Bat and Eastern Bent Wing Bat, as well as the Vulnerable Brush Tailed Phascogale and Southern Greater Glider.