Join us for an enjoyable weekend of tree planting, live music, DJs, dancing and community in rural Western Australia.
TICKETS: under 12 FREE | 12-18 $25 | concession $55 | adult $65
[price includes bus from Perth City Farm to planting site, all food for the weekend, tree planting equipments as well as music and entretainment]
We will be planting 26000 seedlings on 50 hectares over the June long weekend. This will contribute to an on-going 8-year mission to provide a 25km, continuous, vegetated habitat link for the vulnerable malleefowl bird (Leipoa ocellata) known to inhabit three neighbouring reserves (Gabbin, Narkal and Mulji reserves) in the Eastern Wheatbelt of WA. This part of the Australian landscape that has been largely cleared for agriculture.
Activate the Wheatbelt volunteers will come away from this weekend with an increased awareness of environmental and species conservation issues in this region, as well as the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped.
By providing a vegetation link and predator control between and around areas of natural habitat we hope to increase the Malleefowl population in the locality by 20% over the next 10 years.
A local farmer who has been doing malleefowl surveys on the local nature reserves for many years has observed that the local threats to these flightless birds are foxes, cats and cars. Land clearing and fragmentation is the principle cause of mallefowl decline in the region. Tree planting will help connect remaining vegetation habitat. Predation by feral foxes and cats is the secondary cause of mallefowl decline. Mallefowl nest are dug up, vulnerable chicks are predated and the adult flightless birds are at risk of predation. We hope to mitigate some of these threats.
For more information on schedules and items to bring, please visit the facebook event page.