Friends of Mt Hyland Inc.
Motherland Mt Hyland is a 968 acre privately-owned conservation property near Dorrigo in NSW Australia. The devastating bush fires on the east coast of Australia in 2019 burnt large sections of the property, including rain forest areas that usually don't burn. With the help of volunteers and land-care agencies, a start has been made on planting new rainforest and other trees to help regenerate the forest. Friends of Mt Hyland is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2018 with the aim of contributing to the ongoing maintenance of Motherland Mt Hyland. Our National Tree Day event, Rainforest Shindig, will be open to people who would like to contribute to the regeneration of the forest, home to 29 threatened species of plant and animal. Activities on National Tree Day include: • Re-potting of rainforest tree and shrub seedlings into larger pots in preparation for planting in early October. Earlier planting is not possible due to frost on the ground in August and into September. • Moving re-potted seedlings into the shade house. • Making and dropping seed bombs in the rainforest. • Musical entertainment over lunch. • Information sessions about biodiversity conservation on private land, enhancement planting, bush regeneration and caring for endangered plant and animal species and a gentle walk in the rainforest. Snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the day and you have access to a BBQ.
DATE & TIME
Sunday, 01 August 2021
10:00am to 4:00pm
5756 Chaelundi Road
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
FROM DORRIGO: We are 43km north west of Dorrigo. Follow the Tyringham Road (past North Dorrigo) until you reach a T intersection (27km from Dorrigo) Turn right at intersection (past Janet’s Store at Tyringham) until you get to Dundurrabin then turn left. FROM DUNDURRABIN: We are 12km from Dundurrabin on a dirt road. Follow the Guy Fawkes National Park signs. As you follow the Guy Fawkes NP signs you will travel on Sheep Station Creek Road, then left onto Chaelundi Road. Turn left when you reach a sign that says Mt Hyland Nature Reserve and Obloe Road (1km to home) FROM ARMIDALE: We are 125km from Armidale. Follow the Armidale - Grafton Road for 112km until you reach Dundurrabin then follow the directions above. FROM GRAFTON: We are 96km from Grafton. Follow the Grafton - Armidale Road (past Nymboida) for 84km until you get to Dundurrabin then follow the above directions.
Please bring gloves. Plenty of parking available on site. A few kilometres along the dirt road you cross a stream. If it's been raining, check a day or so before the event to make sure your vehicle will be able to cross the stream. Local musicians will gather on 31 July to provide toe-tapping entertainment for anyone who would like to relax around a fire and share a meal with people committed to preserving the land for generations to come. BYO food and camping gear if you would like to stay overnight. Some accommodation is available in the house for those who can’t camp. Children welcome.
Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water,Snacks,Refreshments,BBQ