The Mt Lofty region is one of 15 nationally-recognised Biodiversity Hotspots (a place on earth richest in biodiversity). Despite this, the biodiversity of this region is vanishing because the amount of habitat remaining is inadequate to support the species that we have present today.
Half the woodland bird species will disappear from this region if we continue with a “business as usual” approach.
If we do nothing, this region will no longer be special, or a drawcard for visitors. This once nationally-recognised biodiversity hot spot will become a cold spot.
If we increase the cover of native vegetation in this region from 10% to 30%, we can keep most of our wildlife for future generations to enjoy.
Let’s act now, save our biodiversity, transform our landscapes and show our pride in the region in which we live and work.
Join us at Frahns Farm, Monarto, on Monday July 11 for an afternoon of giving back to the land that sustains our lives.
When: Monday, 11 July 2022, 12:00 – 3:30pm
Where: Frahns Farm, Monarto (about 50 minutes drive from Adelaide)
Catering: Afternoon tea with be provided.
Safety: There will be a safety induction for volunteers upon arrival. Volunteers will be made aware of hazards, including that the site is in a semi-remote area, they will be working outdoors in variable weather and walking around on uneven ground. Bio·R has volunteer insurance.
What to bring: We recommend that volunteers bring and wear suitable clothing for all weather conditions, including sunscreen, hat, long-sleeves and pants, closed shoes, warm clothes and wet weather gear. For planting, please bring gardening gloves and a hand tool – trowel/mini pick or mattock.
Can’t make this date but still want to get involved? Bio·R welcomes you to attend another one of their community planting days. Click here to book another day.
No prior skills are required. The trees will be placed next to pre-dug holes, so you’ll be able to plant trees at your own pace.
We hope to see you there.
Learn more about our Corporate Partnership Opportunities
Restoring the habitats to the Mt Lofty region will take long-term planning and commitment over multiple decades. But we must start now to leave permanent legacies for future generations. There are opportunities for significant ongoing engagement, including naming rights to events and reconstructed woodland plots.
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri people and respect their elders past, present and emerging. We appreciate the Ngarrindjeri people’s innate and deep spiritual connection with the land and waters of this region and aspire to work alongside them in taking care of land and community.
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A generous Welcome to Country by Ngarrindjeri Elder Uncle Moogy set the scene for the first planting day of the June 2023 Bio·R Planting Festival at Frahns Farm.