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[POSTPONED] KOALA CONSERVATION DAY: Tree Planting

June 29 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

$30
Koala event postponed

Koala Conservation Day: Tree Planting

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED to Saturday 6 July due to weather conditions.

Enjoy a day of tree planting on the plains west of Melbourne, connecting with nature and helping koalas – it’s an incredibly rewarding activity!

After congregating at the meeting location, we will drive in convoy to the nearby planting site for the day. You will be given guidance by our experienced staff, then you can plant in the company of your own family or friends, or with the rest of the group. We aim to plant around 1500 koala trees, which will take at least 3 hours depending on the group size.

We’ll take morning tea and lunch breaks (BYO food and water). This will be undercover where possible but will often be outdoors. We recommend dressing in layers as weather can be variable – we’ve planted through rain, hail, and shine, sometimes all in one day!

A lot of the properties that we plant on are large, open fields with no facilities. We recommend using the bathrooms at the meeting point in the morning.

Note: Tree planting is an incredibly rewarding activity but it requires some fitness – ability to walk on uneven terrain, carry equipment, bend over and use hammers. With that said, though, we welcome all ages and abilities.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Koala Tree Planting

Getting There – IMPORTANT
This year we are working on projects in Meredith, Little River, and Maude.

Driving: All our events are accessible by car. Please note that the meeting location for our events changes depending on the project. The information on the event page can be used as an indication, but do not rely on this information. The meeting location will be confirmed via text message the week of the event.

This is not the sort of event you can pop in on as we work on rural properties with access requirements – bookings are essential. You must be ready at the meeting location by 9:30am, and be willing to finish with the rest of the group at around 2.30pm

Public Transport: If you can’t drive yourself, we can arrange free pickup from the closest train station to the planting site (likely Geelong Station). You will be dropped to the same station at the end of the day. It is essential to contact us via email at the time of booking to arrange this – info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

What should I bring?
Drinking water, a hat, packed lunch, keep-cup for coffee or tea, gardening gloves, sunscreen and insect repellent. If it’s going to rain, you might want to pack a cozy change of clothes, too!

Do I have to dig holes?
Nope! All holes are pre-dug the day before so that you can focus on the fun part: planting trees!

Event Fees
This is a subsidised event for locals, however, we welcome tourists to join and spend a day with locals. Please book the tourist ticket if you do not reside in Victoria.

This contribution goes directly back to koalas and allows us to keep doing the important research and hands-on work we do. The nature experience we provide is educational and unique. For more information about the volunteer costs please read this: https://koalaclancy.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/how-and-why-it-costs-to-volunteer/

Why are tourist tickets more expensive than locals?
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.

Can I participate more than once?
Certainly! We encourage volunteers to participate in as many conservation days as they can – we love seeing your smiling faces throughout the planting season.

If you are planning on coming multiple times consider becoming a member of the Koala Clancy Foundation. This entitles you to free, unlimited participation in the conservation days for the year and is great value!

For more info about our memberships: https://www.koalaclancyfoundation.org.au/join-now/

Can I support from far away?
Of course. Our work to save koalas from extinction is made possible by our global community of donors. If you can’t get involved in person, your donation has a huge impact. Whatever the amount, you’re not just making a donation, you’re making a difference: You’re redefining the future of koalas.

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, definitely not. For the safety of your furry friend and all those involved in our projects, 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 properties we plant on often have livestock and farmers do not allow unknown pets on their properties under any circumstances.

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

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Cost:
$30
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Organiser

Koala Clancy Foundation
Email
info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

Venue

MEETING LOCATION – Meredith Cricket & Recreation Reserve
Wilson Street
Meredith, VIC 3194
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