The planting weekends are almost upon us!!!
Aug 1/2 Aug 15/16 Aug 29/30 Sept 12/13 Sept 26/27
Grab the planting flyer if you wish to post them on your regular social media contacts or group's calendar.
For more detail for those wishing to attend, including accommodation, meeting times and what to bring, there are also a PDF available.
Hoping to see you all soon...
|2015 planting weekends|
|12 - 13 September 2015||26 - 27 September 2015|
We also have a new basic gallery up with a snapshot of what has been happening with the project over the years.
There is plenty of room for more!
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.