Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Little Habitat Heroes planting a huge success!

Posted on 19 June, 2017 by naomi

A friendly and enthusiastic crowd of nearly 100 big and little habitat heroes came together on Saturday the 17th of June 2017. In perfect weather, we planted, guarded and watered-in 900 indigenous understorey plants at the former silkworm farm on Mount Alexander. Little Habitat Heroes exemplifies what Connecting Country is all about – bringing the community and nature conservation together.

Just over a year ago an group of new mums approached Connecting Country with their idea for a novel and meaningful way to mark their babies first birthday; they wanted to raise funds for a community planting to restore habitat. Connecting Country was thrilled to partner with these capable women as they successfully outstripped their fundraising target and worked hard with us over the following twelve months to see the planting day to fruition.

Three big cheers for the Little Habitat Heroes!

Fueled by a scrumptious morning tea and lots of goodwill, the crowd of volunteers put in a great effort which will create amazing habitat on Mt Alexander into the future. It was an honour for Connecting Country staff to be involved and a thrill to look over what we achieved together at the end of the day.

We congratulate and thank all involved – with a massive well done! Special thanks also to our partner organisations  including Harcourt Valley Landcare, Barkers Creek Landcare B-Team, VicRoads, the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, Parks Victoria, and all of the generous donors and volunteers.

We look forward to seeing what projects our amazing community comes up with next and to continuing to work together to restore habitat across our shire.

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3 responses to “Little Habitat Heroes planting a huge success!”

  1. pam connell says:

    A wonderful achievement ! well done to all involved. I am pleased that as a grandmother of little city kids i was able to include them in the project so they are also connected with the natural environment of this special place.
    Has it been suggested that a plaque be installed on one of the granite rocks at the site with the names of all the children involved? This would be a lovely thing for them to see as they grow up alongside their own special part of the landscape. Perhaps another crowd funding needed for this??

  2. Julie Begg says:

    Can you give me the exact location of the planting, please

    • krista says:

      Sorry Julie, the site is at the Old Silkworm Farm on Joseph Young Drive on Mount Alexander. Hope you found it on the day!

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