SCAGI solstice planting

Winter solstice this year was the perfect day for motivated Landcarers to get planting. Seymour Community Action Group share their photos and story. 

This chilly winter solstice the Seymour Community Action Group (SCAGI) made use of the short amount of daylight hours to plant hundreds of plants at Seymour wetlands.

The project is increasing the biodiversity around the lagoon where large scale gorse control has been implemented with amazing results.

The plants have been grown from locally sourced seed by guru propagators Herbert and Sally from Habitat Plants. The Seymour Community Action Group has received funding through Landcare Tasmania's Round 1 projects of the Landcare Action Grants. They have also been supported to achieve this project with trees donated by Fifteen Trees and guards provided at a discount by Waratah Wholesale.

This project supports the restoration of the Seymour wetlands to natural habitat of flora and fauna and aims to have the area included in the Seymour Conservation Area one day.

A big thanks to SCAGI members and in particular Quentin Smith and Todd Dudley from North East Bioregional Network for organising this amazing project!