Plant donation to Sampson Flat Bushfire affected landowners

Rex Adams (Walkerville Rotary Club) and Anne Taylor

Rex Adams (Walkerville Rotary Club) and Anne Taylor

Collin Williams and Rex Adams  (Walkerville Rotary Club)  

Collin Williams and Rex Adams (Walkerville Rotary Club) 

Adelaide based Rotary Club provides Free Native Plants

Environments by Design & Rotary Club of Walkerville have continued their 25 years of landcare celebrations by providing 1000 native seedings to affected landowners within the Sampson Flat Bushfire zone.

Spokesperson for Environments by Design and well known local Adelaide Hills Revegetation expert Wayne Brown said "the Walkerville Rotary Club, Wilderness School and ourselves have been propagating around 6000 local native plants each year since 1990 which equates to over 150,000 plants. These plants have then been planted on farms within the Mt Lofty Ranges Fleureu Peninsula" over that time and have demonstrated that revegetation is imperative for sustainable farm systems.

Mr Brown went on to say "we felt that the environment has taken a back seat over the past few years and that the numbers of trees and other plants removed after the fires would impact on the local ecosystem, farm profits and communities. Our gift to the people of the Sampson Flat Bushfire area is only a small gesture to the larger revegetation needs and other environmental improvements required in the area".

The plants provided include Sheoaks, Wattles, Eucalyptus, Callistemon and Melaleuca.

Landowners to receive free native plants include Melinda Quinlan on Banks Road and Margret Firmager on Redden Drive Cudlee Creek and Val Williams on Millbrook Rd along with many others.

The seedlings allocated so far will be distributed to landowners who have contacted us on Wednesday 5th May at Cudlee Creek