Habitat restoration at Mt Burr Swamp – thank you volunteers!

On Saturday 23rd June, a fantastic crew of volunteers headed out to Mt Burr Swamp to help us with our first community tree planting day for 2018. As a team of nearly 30 people, including two youngsters, we planted about 2700 seedlings on the day. This was our first major planting on the property since its purchase in 2016, and is the beginning of habitat restoration works that will continue for many years.

Mt Burr Swamp planting crew 23 June. Photo: B. Haywood

A hearty lunch was enjoyed by all, during which the drizzle started to fall, becoming slightly more solid as the afternoon went on. Nevertheless, the vollies were keen to press on and get all the seedlings we had brought with us in the ground – a massive effort from all involved.

We have two more community planting events this winter: 21-22 July at Eaglehawk Waterhole; and 4 August at Mt Burr Swamp again. If you’d like to be involved on either of these occasions, please get in touch ().

A big thank you goes out to all of the wonderful people who helped out at this working bee!

Photo courtesy N. Boyle

This work was supported by a grant from Bank Australia’s Impact Fund.

Rose Thompson