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1 year on from the 2019/20 Bushfires and Australia’s National Parks are rising from the ashes.

In this episode, Lottie Dalziel speaks with Ian Darbyshire, CEO of the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife who not only have announced their plan to plant one million trees over the next five years but are working with communities to grow native flora and nurture animal species around Australia.

 

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Hawkesbury Gazette

Hawkesbury nursery trees to help restore fire-affected bushland

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.

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The Canberra Times

FNPW awarded one of three initial Bushfire Recovery Nursery grants to Greening Australia's Community Nursery, located in Aranda, ACT.

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 grant awarded to Greening Australia will extend the capacity of its current nursery by 40,000 trees, resulting in 160,000 trees. This will be a major step in supporting the recovery of the South Coast to Gippsland Corridor, with funding also allocated towards upgrades to the irrigation system, nursery benches and trolleys, as well as essential supplies such as potting mix, trays and pots.

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50 years of growing parks and saving species

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.

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