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Plant & Party

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST

Saturday 3 August

9am-12noon

A different vibe with this unique experience – make a difference planting a tree in a revegetation zone in Russell Family Park and help save the endangered Southern Pink Underwing Moth:

  • the Blue Grass Party Band will entertain you;
  • register at the event for planting times;
  • plants and gloves will be provided by Barung Landcare with easy clean-up.

Restoring rainforest and bringing back the Southern Pink Underwing Moth

In mid 2021, Barung Landcare was successful in securing a Landcare-led Bushfire Recovery grant to deliver a rainforest resilience and threatened species project as part of the 111 projects funded by the Australian Government under this program.

This funding enabled Barung Landcare to expand its nursery operations and work with the local community, key stakeholders and scientists to increase awareness and participation in restoring and building resilience in rainforest communities on the Sunshine Coast. You can read more about what Barung achieved here.

The project also focused on extending and improving habitat for the Southern Pink Underwing Moth (Phyllodes imperialis subsp. smithersi) which is an endangered species restricted to subtropical rainforest in Northern New South Wales and South East Queensland. This species is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, invasive species, fragmentation and fire.

The project now continues in collaboration with the scientific team at Natura Pacific and a range of other organisations who aim to roll out citizen science projects, seed collection activities and habitat restoration to help improve the resilience of our rainforests, and the trajectory of the Southern Pink Underwing Moth.

Details

Date:
August 3
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.therangebowfestival.org/all-events/plant-dance-live-music-event