The event will commence at 8:00 am, so we will be finished planting before noon (before it gets too hot!). After a morning of planting trees to restore rainforest and connectivity, you’re invited to join us as we convoy to the site of our New Native Nursery for a light lunch. We will have some ferry tickets available but we ask that locals bring their Ferry Cards. The main aim of the day is to engage the local, national -even international - community of volunteers on the importance of repairing the world heritage Daintree rainforest and WHY it is important to do this work, together. We will outline the vital act of planting for habitat connectivity and the need to protect the unprotected Daintree lowland rainforest. We will start with a Welcome to Country ceremony by local Kuku Yalanji and have educational workshops for children, and speeches by environmentalists and land managers. The trip to the New Nursery will be history in the making! Rainfoerst Rescue plan to propagate upwards of 75,000 seedlings here annually at this Nursery, with the aim within ten years, to be growing one million rainforest seedlings to repair damaged Daintree rainforest. Set to be the biggest Nursery in the Daintree region. The aim here is to showcase to all local resents and attendees, the services that we offer in regenerating their own backyard, and extensive information to all - on all species grown and why. Each species has a role to play in repairing a rainforest ecosystem. A sneak peek of what this magical, change-making day is about can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/jiDASwUYDBY We dearly hope you can come ;-).
DATE & TIME
Saturday, 06 May 2023
8:00am to 3:00pm
2125 Mossman Daintree Road
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
We'll start this special day with the tree planting event at NightWings Rainforest Centre (2125 Mossman Daintree Road, Wonga, Qld), then we'll head over to the New Native Nursery (1498 Cape Tribulation Rd, Cow Bay QLD 4873).
What to bring: A water bottle (we will provide a water refill station) Sturdy closed-toed boots/shoes Sun-safe attire (e.g., hat & sunscreen) A willingness to get your hands dirty Locals are encouraged to bring ferry cards and camping chairs or picnic rugs. Rainforest Rescue will provide: First aid kit Healthy snacks for morning tea Hand sanitiser Gloves and small trowels (locals are welcome to bring their own if they are new or clean) Seedlings Pre-dug holes Light lunch at the New Native Nursery Two great locations Our friendly team
Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water,Snacks,Refreshments