Short Term Operation Pocket Forest

Community Engagement Project: Pocket Forest

In response to Bushfire
Location Lobethal View map
Status Completed
Dates 11 September 2021

Project Pocket Forest

DRA returned to Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills to provide support to the Mill Road Pocket Forest bushfire recovery project. The South Australian DRT committed to offering recovery and assistance since the devastating aftermath of the 19/20 Black Summer bushfires.


Located at the entrance to Lobethal, the pocket forest project acknowledges community resiliency and the contributions of numerous selfless townspeople who worked to save the town and support its recovery.


The community engagement project offered DRA volunteers of all abilities the opportunity to help the community over a range of gardening tasks including spreading mulch on a steep incline, removal of tree roots as well as planting small trees, shrubs and natives.


DRA was proud to donate funds towards permanent seating in the pocket forest with the hope to provide space for residents and tourists to reflect. DRA volunteer Jodie Turpin is donated $5k of her Westfield Local Heroes Award towards a commemorative artwork.


Contributing to the project was immensely rewarding for our South Australian DRT members.


Work included:

  • Planting plants and shrubs
  • Digging up tree roots
  • Spreading mulch
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DRA’s SA Disaster Relief Team assisted the Lobethal community area following devastating bushfires in 2019 and 2020.

Service Project Adelaide Hills

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