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Wild Koala Day: Weeding in the You Yangs!
May 7 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm$30
Weeding in the You Yangs is the single fastest way to restore koala habitat in the You Yangs, and we need your help to do it! To celebrate this year’s Wild Koala Day we are running a very special weeding Koala Conservation Day in the You Yangs.
Right now, due to climate change, koalas are having a hard time finding enough nutritious trees to survive. Boneseed infestation makes it even harder for koalas to access quality habitat.
Although invasive, boneseed is a soft and safe-to-handle and is surprisingly rewarding and fun to clear, and all ages can do it!
Part of the day will also be spent searching for wild koalas in their natural habitat. You will be accompanied by a researcher who will guide you through the You Yangs park. Your guide will tell you about our non-intrusive koala research and the life history of our koalas*. Other wildlife may be seen too, including many species of native birds, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Swamp Wallabies, Echidnas and lizards.
*Note: As our koalas are wild and untagged, koala sightings are not guaranteed.
Any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Locals (Victorian residents): $30 adults, $20 children/student/concession (Children 13 or under must be accompanied by an adult)
Tourists: $120 *
* 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/
The meeting point is Little River Reserve, Sports Lane Little River
If you can’t or don’t want to drive yourself, we offer free pickup from the closest train station (Little River). PLEASE EMAIL US to advise if you require train station pickup – email@example.com
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, and change from day to day. 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 are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Transport from the city is available by train, we can pick you up from the closest train station to the planting site. Please contact us one week before to arrange this – firstname.lastname@example.org
Those driving themselves please meet at the meeting point at the time given. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early as we cannot wait for late arrivals.
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.
What should I bring?
Drinking water, a hat, packed lunch, keep-cup for coffee or tea, gardening gloves, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Note: due to COVID we recommend you bring your own gloves, food and a drinking mug.
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 and is great value!
Membership prices: Adult $100, Family $200, Student $50. Click here for membership.
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. For $600 you can sponsor the whole day. For $100 you can sponsor a koala habitat For $50 you can pay for 5 trees. Click to donate here.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email us if you have any questions: email@example.com
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.
Koala Clancy Foundation incorporated is a not for profit registered charity.