Western Port Biosphere Reserve Koala Habitat Restoration project
The Western Port Biosphere Reserve has started a Koala Habitat Restoration Project. The project aims to revegetate private properties within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with koala habitat trees. The project aims to extend the important biolink created by the Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation group (which finishes at Tyabb) from Tyabb to Bass through 3 different shire councils. The Western Port Woodlands is a significant area of priority for revegetation of properties. A genetic study conducted by the Western Port Biosphere found 3 koalas of the significant Strzelecki genome existing within the Woodlands. It is important that koala habitat is enhanced and a biolink created, around the Biosphere, to allow koalas freedom of movement between patches of forest and enabling an increase in their genetic diversity. Revegetation efforts will provide essential habitat for koalas and also other wildlife, strengthening biodiversity in this region. This property in Woodleigh is adjacent to the Woodlands and therefore of high priority for revegetation. It contains a significant creek which would benefit from revegetation.
DATE & TIME
Sunday, 28 July 2024
10:00am to 2:00pm
595 Nyora-St Helier Road
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Wheelchairs
Revegetation of 595 Nyora-St Helier Road in Woodleigh, within the Western Port Biosphere Reserve, will commence at 10am - 2pm on the 28th July 2024.
Please wear a hat, long trousers and boots. Transport can be arranged to and from the site.
Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water,Refreshments,BBQ