Hume City Council - Sunbury Fields
Victoria's basalt plains grasslands are amongst the most critically endangered ecosystems in Australia, due to historical clearance for agriculture and more recently urban development. Less than 1% of high-quality, species-rich grasslands now remain, when they once covered some 1,200,000 hectares. Council uses ecological burns to help manage its numerous grassland reserves, and this planting will follow on from a recent burn to open up the area. The aim is to enhance the diversity of indigenous species found at the site, and recreate pollinator habitat for native bees and butterflies. We will be planting mostly wildflowers and grasses, along with a few trees and shrubs to represent the former plant community.
DATE & TIME
Sunday, 30 July 2023
10:00am to 1:30pm
165 Elizabeth Drive
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
Sunbury Fields is a native grassland reserve located on Elizabeth Drive, Sunbury, where the planting site will take place to the north, near Kenway Street and Brigade Street.
Participants are asked to register on Council's Eventbrite page instead: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/blossoming-bees-and-butterflies-national-tree-day-tickets-595236507417 On the day, event registration and facilities will be set-up in the pocket park at 41-61 Pavillion Circuit, Sunbury - please sign-in on your arrival for safety and insurance purposes. Car-parking is available along on residential streets, including Kenway Street, Brigade Street or Wildflower Drive. All tools, equipment and materials needed for the planting will be provided, along with drinking water, light freshments, and sunscreen. A portable toilet will also be available on site with a couple of steps (there is wheelchair accessible toilet located next to the Leisure Centre on Ligar Street). There are gravel paths through the reserve, although the planting will be occurring in rocky areas. Please dress appropriately for the weather, with a wind/rain-proof jacket and safe, enclosed shoes.
Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water,Snacks