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Raymond Island Koala Tree Planting Trip

May 14 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 6:00 pm

Koala Clancy event
BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES: Please email info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au.
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Plant trees over an extended weekend for wildlife and help research wild koalas on Raymond Island in the Gippsland Lakes.
  • Join locals to plant native trees on the island. The mission is to plant 1500 native trees over the weekend, have some fun and learn about koalas.
  • Take walks with researchers and help set up the island’s first citizen science wild koala research project.
  • The area has been affected by drought for several years, and many trees have died as a result of over browsing. Planting trees on Raymond Island will benefit all wildlife, koalas included.
  • This area was not directly affected by the bushfires, and the koala population here is thriving. Improving biodiversity on the island will help a lot of wildlife species to recolonise bushfire-impacted parts of Gippsland nearby.
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Note: this is a volunteer excursion to help koalas and wildlife, and all participants will be needed to contribute to every activity. Tree planting is a rewarding activity that requires some fitness, ability to walk on uneven terrain, carry equipment, bend over, and use hammers. Participants should be willing to work in all weather conditions.
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Details:
Duration: 4 days
Dates: Friday 14 May – Monday 17 May 2021
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Accommodation: The Abbey at Raymond Island is set in 5 acres of bushland and is home to koalas, echidnas and many birds. Ensuite rooms are modern and comfortable, with a spacious bathroom, and can suit a couple or two friends twin-share.
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Activities (overview):
Day 1: Morning drive from Melbourne to Raymond Island (4hours). Lunch at the Abbey, our base for the next 3 nights, followed by our first koala research walk through the bushland of Raymond Island Foreshore Reserve. Evening welcome by Koalas of Raymond Island Inc.
Day 2: Tree planting in the morning with Raymond Island Landcare. Lunch at The Abbey. Koala research walk.
Day 3: Tree planting in the morning with Raymond Island Landcare. Lunch at The Abbey. Evening birding and koalas at Gravelly Point (east side of island)
Day 4: Morning koala research and bird watching walk. Lunch at the Abbey. Drive back to Melbourne, returning around 6pm.
Note: the schedule of activities is weather dependent and may change a little to suit weather conditions. Other activities to help koalas may be added in as we finalise details.
Inclusions: see below
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Pricing:
Self-drive: This option includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals from lunch Day 1 to lunch Day 4, and all activities. Please arrive at Raymond Island in time for the first activity. There will be no discounts for missed activities or meals.
Ensuite accommodation (twin-share):
Koala Clancy Foundation Members special: $630pp
Non-members: $680pp
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Single Supp: $200pp (please add this to your ticket if you do not wish to share a room)
Transport from Melbourne: $20 (please add this to your ticket purchase if you wish to travel with us from Melbourne)
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This trip is being supported by Koala Clancy Foundation, Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours, IFAW and Raymond Island Landcare group.

Details

Start:
May 14 @ 8:00 am
End:
May 17 @ 6:00 pm
Event Category:

Organiser

Koala Clancy Foundation
Email:
info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

Venue

Raymond Island
Centre Rd
Raymond Island, VIC 3880 Australia
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