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50 Trees for 50 Festivals

We’re proud to be partnering with the National Folk Festival. Photo: National Folk Festival.

50 Trees for 50 Festivals – a new partnership with the National Folk Festival. 

This year marked the 50th National Folk Festival, and to celebrate we partnered with them to plant ’50 Trees for 50 Festivals’. The festival is held in Canberra each year over the Easter weekend, attracting over 55,000 visitors from around Australia and the world. 

To kickstart the ‘50 Trees for 50 Festivals’ initiative, the National Folk Festival pledged $1.00 from each souvenir program sold over the Easter weekend. This raised $2000, far exceeding expectations. We were also lucky enough to have staff and volunteers at the Festival, talking to festival-goers about the partnership and our community-based revegetation initiatives. 

The 50 trees will be planted in the Greater Goorooyarroo area,  just north of the festival site. This will improve biodiversity and create habitat for threatened animals such as the Eastern Bettong and the Bush-stone Curlew. Thanks to the generosity of the festival community, we are able to fund additional works on other properties across the region through our ‘Bridging the Gaps’ program!

Thanks to the National Folk Festival, volunteers and the community, and we hope to see you at the Festival next year!

Read more about the Greater Goorooyarroo project.