Friends Of Sturt River Landcare Group Inc.
The wildlife corridor has been established over the past decade, largely by volunteers. We aim to improve it by removing invasive weeds; adding a broader range of local native plant species; adding species that we know support lizards, skinks, native bees, butterflies, dragon flies, birds, possums, bats and mammals. Please note: Volunteer numbers for this event are capped at 40 and plant numbers are also limited to only 400. This is a working bee. Due to climate change, we had to shift our large, public planting day - Tree Day @ Marion - to earlier in the planting season on June 4 World Environment Day. (All previous volunteers were directly notified of this change via email.) Don't be disappointed though, community working bees are a great time to slow down, get to know your plants and chat with your neighbours and other volunteers. :) We hope to hear from you soon!
DATE & TIME
Sunday, 30 July 2023
9:30am to 12:00pm
237-265 Oaklands Road
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
Join us for a community working bee at Oaklands Wetland and Reserve to mark National Tree Day. Volunteers will begin the working bee by clearing a section of the wildlife corridor of weed species and then replacing the invasive species with 400 local-native trees, ground covers, grasses and shrubs. Find out all about us at www.friendsofsturtriverlandcare.org
All volunteers please meet in the rear carpark of Oaklands Wetland and Reserve. Look for Warripari Wagon, the tool trailer and mobile library for FoSRL volunteers. (We're the good looking people in the high viz vests.) This is an outdoor event that is held in winter. You will be comfortable dressed in long pants, long-sleeved shirt/top, closed shoes/boots, a broad brimmed hat and sun glasses. Friends of Sturt River Landcare Group will supply insurance, gloves, hand tools, weed bags, plants, PPE, safe systems of work/supervision, plant/weed identification and morning tea. Note: there are public toilets, hand washing, as well as some seating and shelter at the reserve. This event will go ahead if light/clearing showers are forecast. It will only be cancelled due to bad weather if the forecast is for high winds and electrical storms. Please check www.facebook.com/friendsofsturtriverlandcare for posts if you are worried about threatening weather.
Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting