National Tree Day Event - Seaford Wetlands Tree Day Site Details

National Tree Day Event - Seaford Wetlands

The Edithvale-Seaford Wetland is the largest natural wetland of its type in the Port Phillip and Westernport basins. It is all that remains of Carrum Carrum Swamp, which once covered more than 4,000 hectares from Mordialloc in the north to Frankston in the south. It is estimated that at any one time, as many as 7,000 birds make the Edithvale-Seaford Wetland their home. Star attractions include: 190 bird species 38 migratory species protected under international agreements and Australian legislation migratory waders, including Latham's Snipe from the northern islands of Japan. Following on from Frankston City Councils 2017s National Tree Day event in the same location, this year we are returning to plant the mid and understory - it’s not just about trees! Mid and ground story structure are crucial for ecological health, providing critical food and nesting services for small birds, mammals, reptiles and insects.

Wildlife Corridors Coastal Rehabilitation Native Animal Habitat Rivers, Wetlands, Waterways

DATE & TIME

Sunday, 28 July 2024

10:00am to 12:00pm

LOCATION

Entry adjacent to 175 Old Wells Road or from shared user pathway within reserve

Seaford

VIC 3198

EVENT DETAILS..

Site Organiser

Kris Paule

RSVP Contact

Kris Paule

1300 322 322

Suitable for Children

Yes

Accessible for Wheelchairs

No

DIRECTIONS

Entry to planting site via acess gate on Old Wells Road, adjacent to 175 Old Wells Road or via shared user pathway within Seaford Wetlands Reseve. Shared user pathway can be acessed from many locations around the reserve.

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Limited on street parking. Access will require walking across grass, which may be muddy and slightly hilly. Unfortunately, wheelchairs access is not available. Free BBQ provided. Please bring drinking water, suitable footwear/clothing for the weather and personal protective equipment, such as gloves (limited quantities of gloves supplied). Please note that this is dog and pet free event.

WHAT'S PROVIDED?

Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,BBQ


WHO'S PARTICIPATING?

Yvette O'Dowd
Kerry Rainer
Kate Russo