Saturday 10th Aug, until Sunday 22nd Sep
REGENT HONEYEATER PROJECT PLANTING WEEKENDS
Benalla, Vic, 7:00am
Planting Weekends 2013:
10 - 11 August
24 - 25 August
07 - 08 September
21 - 22 September
Greetings from the Regent Honeyeater team.
Our 2013 planting season is already in the planning stages, with another 25 habitat sites being restored for threatened species like the Regent Honeyeater, Grey-crowned Babbler, Squirrel Glider and Brush-tailed Phascogale.
You may like to set the above dates aside in your calendar, and start planning to bring a group of friends for a great weekend in the beautiful Lurg Hills.
And to help generate more interest, I'm happy to come and give pictorial presentations to your group. I think you'll be fascinated to hear about the complex ecological issues we are tackling, and surprised by the amazing results from 18 years of concentrated effort in this one district!
• Free: Accommodation, Community dinner, BBQ, Bush dance.
• Further details: Where to meet, timings, what to bring etc. See regenthoneyeater.org.au
• Booking in: Please let us know you are coming so we can arrange the catering.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
About the project
The Regent Honeyeater Project has established itself as one of the most active volunteer conservation projects in the nation.
It has engaged a whole farming community in restoring remnant box-ironbark habitat for the endangered species still living in the district, and attracted ongoing support from a wide cross section of the community to help farmers with the on-ground works.
Propagation and planting days are organised each year for a thousand students from more than 20 local schools and hundreds of volunteers from universities, walking clubs, church groups, bird observers, scouts, environment groups and the like.
A range of other activities such as nest box placement and monitoring provide crucial habitat for rare mammals as well as valuable motivational experiences for visiting groups.
The massive scale of our tree-planting work has enormous benefits for landcare as well as for wildlife.
Almost 900 hectares of restored habitat is reducing salinity and erosion problems, and improving water quality, stock shelter and natural pest control.
It really is a demonstration of the changes needed for ecologically sustainable development.
There is a lot of good news to share about our joint achievements in the past, and the big plans we have for the coming year.