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Project Hindmarsh 2016

Members of Nhill’s Karen community (from Burma) take part in Project Hindmarsh plantings. Photo: Steve Hemphill

Members of Nhill's Karen community (from Burma) take part in Project Hindmarsh plantings. Photo: Steve Hemphill

 

Published 6 May 2016

Greening Australia and the Hindmarsh Landcare Network will again team up for the 2016 Project Hindmarsh plant-out weekend.

This year, the plant-out will be on the weekend of 25-26 June instead of the traditional third weekend in August. This is to give the trees more time (and hopefully more moisture) to establish before summer.

You can register for this year's event online.

 

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The planting will be at Murray Robinson's property on the northern edge of Lake Hindmarsh, adjacent to Outlet Creek. We will plant 15,000 trees over 20 hectares.

The original aim of Project Hindmarsh was to reconnect the Big and Little deserts with indigenous vegetation, improving habitats and protecting soils.

Over 100km of roadside reserve, and many hectares of farmland, have been planted with indigenous species, creating a biolink corridor with uninterrupted vegetation between the two deserts, from the Wimmera River to the South Australian border.

This landscape-scale project was the inspiration for the far bigger vision called Habitat 141, which aims to connect and develop native vegetation on both private and public land from Broken Hill to the sea on either side of the Victoria-SA border.

Project Hindmarsh and other projects will contribute to the Habitat 141 vision of assisting our flora and fauna in adapting to climate change.

We hope once again to attract some 200 volunteers to help plant, guard and water the plants. It's a great opportunity for Victorian National Parks Association members and friends to have a fabulous time mixing with local families while helping the environment.

The weekend will be hosted by the Rainbow community. All food and entertainment will be provided free.

Ace Radio 3WM is again the weekend's major sponsor. Through Greening Australia's Alcoa One Million Trees program, and with assistance from the state and federal governments, we are able to fund all the on-ground works necessary.

The weekend will also help many local businesses following a year when drought again put enormous stress on our communities.

 

More info

For enquiries, email hln@hindmarshlandcare.org.au or phone Darryl Argall on 0428 344 764.
Steve Hemphill, Coordinator.

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