For the next generation

A young community member taking local action for conservation. Photo: Leonie Van Eyk

Connecting Country is co-hosting a National Tree Day community planting with Mount Alexander Shire Council and Post Office Hill Action Group on July 30.

The day is a chance for the Mount Alexander/Leanganook community to take direct on-ground conservation action to restore and enhance local biodiversity.

This event has been made possible due to the generous contribution from community members who supported the ‘Trees for the next generation’ GiveNow campaign throughout June and July 2023.

It also has support from Birdlife Castlemaine District and Mount Alexander Youth Advisory Group.

The event answers a call from the younger generations who, in a recent council survey, asked for more opportunities to plant trees, make homes for wildlife and undertake practical actions to address climate change.

Connecting Country has been working with project partners to shape a nature celebration event that caters for all ages including planting indigenous plants to restore habitat and interactive activities to learn about the local landscape.

The planting will take place at Post Office Hill Reserve, Railway Street, Chewton, on Sunday July 30 from 10am to noon.

All ages are welcome, with a supervising adult.

Bring water, suitable clothes for cold weather and the desire to regenerate our bushland.

A light lunch will be provided following the planting.

All plants purchased for the planting have been sourced from local nurseries that specialise in indigenous plants to this region.
Experienced landcare volunteers will be supporting the planting.

Connecting Country is a not-for-profit community group that works to increase, enhance and restore biodiversity across the Mount Alexander region of central Victoria.

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