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Koala Conservation Day June 27 – Tree Planting!
June 27 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Help create habitat for koalas on the rivers west of Melbourne.
From June to mid-September, we plant koala trees. The aim of the day is to plant 1,000 to 1,200 trees in the best possible site for koalas. We allow at least 3-4 hours for this activity, which occurs on private properties across the Western Plains and Golden Plains, west of Melbourne.
This site is a beautiful valley in the hills near Beremboke.
This planting is fairly easy – holes are pre-dug, trees, stakes and guards are ready at each hole. Hammers are provided.
Participants will be planting trees in the outdoors with a small group of like-minded locals. You will be given guidance by a leader, but you can choose to plant only in the company of your own family, friends, or by yourself if you prefer. Morning tea and lunch will be conducted sitting on logs and picnic blankets.
Tree planting is a rewarding activity that requires some fitness, ability to walk on uneven terrain, to carry equipment, bend over and use hammers. Participants should be willing to plant in all weather conditions.
Meeting place: The meeting place for the day will be confirmed via email closer to the date as planting is conducted in different locations. All properties are a 45 minute to 1 hour drive from Melbourne CBD. As planting occurs on private properties, please meet us at the designated meeting point as we do not share the property’s address.
What to bring: Drinking water, packed lunch & morning tea, reusable drinking mug, gardening gloves, sunscreen and insect repellant. Gumboots and raincoat are highly recommended. We also recommend a change of dry clothes in case it rains.