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Koala Conservation Day: Seed Sowing for Koala Habitat

December 10, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

$30
koala volunteer event

Do you want to be a part of the first step to creating wild koala habitat? Join us to sow seeds for the future of wild koalas.

Every spring and summer we begin preparations for our upcoming tree planting season by sowing and transplanting thousands of seeds that will eventually grow into koala trees, and we need your help! It’s the best time of year to do this to ensure high survival rates. Plus it’s fun, easy, outdoors, and everyone can help – no matter your age or ability!

Join us on a special summer edition of our Koala Conservation Days and be prepared to get your hands dirty. You will rotate through different tasks and enjoy a morning tea (provided) and lunch (byo) at the Koala Clancy Foundation Nursery.

Our team will look after the baby trees in our nursery until they are mature enough to plant in our 2024 tree planting projects, so that our famous koala population can have a home in the face of climate change.

This activity is very rewarding and requires no experience at all.

ON THE DAY – You will arrive at the meeting location, the Anakie General Store, where you will be greeted by a Koala Clancy Foundation team member. You can grab a coffee and use the bathrooms before we promptly depart at 9:30am (please arrive at least 5 minutes early). From here, the group will drive in convoy to the activity locaiton.

Any questions, contact info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

FAQs

How much does this event cost?

Locals (Victorian residents): $30 adults, $20 children/student/concession (Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)

Tourists: $120 *

This is a subsidised event intended to educate locals (Victorian residents). Ticket prices do not cover costs, but are subsidised to encourage locals. We welcome international and interstate visitors but ask that they pay the true cost of the experience, so that koalas get the maximum benefit from their visit.

Koala Clancy Foundation is a not for profit, fully registered charity. We do not get government grants to cover our costs. Your contribution as a tourist goes directly back to koalas and allows us to keep doing the important research and hands-on work we do.

For more information about the volunteer costs please read this: https://koalaclancy.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/how-and-why-it-costs-to-volunteer/

Getting there

The meeting point is Anakie General Store.

If you can’t or don’t want to drive yourself, we offer free transport to/from Little River Train Station to the activity site. PLEASE EMAIL US to advise if you require train station pickup – info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

Please note, this is not the sort of event you can pop in on. The locations we spend the day in are behind locked gates, often some distance from parked cars. You must be ready at the meeting point at the meeting time, and be willing to finish with the rest of the group at around 2.30pm

What should I bring?

Drinking water, a hat, packed lunch, keep-cup for coffee or tea, gardening gloves, sunscreen and insect repellent.

Can I participate more than once?

Yes! We encourage volunteers to participate in as many conservation days as they can!

If you are planning on coming multiple times consider becoming a member of the Koala Clancy Foundation. This entitles you to unlimited participation in the conservation days for the year as well as access to special member-only events.

Membership prices: Adult $100, Family $200, Student $50. Click TICKETS to see this option or head to our KCF membership page

How can I support from far away?

These days can only run thanks to the generosity of people like you. Your donations are very much appreciated. Visit our website to contribute via our donation page.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email us if you have any questions: info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

Can I update my registration information?

Please email us if your contact details change.

What is the refund policy?

Your ticket is non-refundable.

Are children welcome?

Yes, children of 5 years and over are welcome to join but must be accompanied by an adult. One adult per child please.

Can I bring my dog/cat/pet?

No, absolutely not. Pets are not permitted at Koala Clancy Foundation events. Your pet can’t remain in your car as you will not be close by. The private property that we sow seeds at do not allow unknown pets on their property under any circumstances.

Koala Clancy Foundation incorporated is a not-for-profit registered charity.

Details

Date:
December 10, 2023
Time:
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost:
$30
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Koala Clancy Foundation
Email
info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

Venue

Anakie General Store
2153 Geelong-Ballan Rd
Anakie, Victoria 3221 Australia
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