The Victorian Government has again eased the restrictions for Victorians on the way to re-opening the State following the Covid-19 lock-down. Happily for our volunteers residing in Metropolitan Melbourne, the prohibition on travel beyond the city has been lifted and they are free to travel anywhere in Victoria.
The limit of 10 people attending our working-bees still applies.
Saturday – Tree-guard building. This is part of our project to restore Koala habitat on the Yanakie Isthmus by planting Swamp Gums. In the above activity we will be building heavy-duty steel tree-guards at the Yanakie works yard. These will protect tree seedlings from being grazed by deer, rabbits, kangaroos, wallabies and wombats.
19 to 22 November
Thursday through to Sunday – Removing Sea Spurge at Squeaky Beach. Can you help us out on any one or more of these days? These activities are part of a project to restore Hooded Plover habitat by removing the invasive weed Sea Spurge. Our efforts to remove Sea Spurge over the past 12 months have suffered a setback because of Covid-19 and bad weather. These activities over four consecutive days should get us back on track.
For further information on any of the above activities, please go to the parks Victoria volunteer portal ParkConnect – https://www.parkconnect.vic.gov.au/ (you will first have to register with Friends of the Prom on ParkConnect) or contact the Secretary at <email@example.com>.
All nursery days take place every second Thursday at the FOTP native plant nursery, situated in the Parks Victoria works yard at Tidal River.
Under the current Covid-19 restrictions, the nursery activity is limited to a maximum of 10 volunteers. The volunteers will be working outdoors (possibly planting around Tidal River campground), with only a few volunteers permitted within the nursery compound at any one time.
Remaining Nursery dates for 2020 are –
Please register your attendance in ParkConnect or phone Mary Walker 0408 530 638
The next count is scheduled for Tuesday 13 October. We are counting grazing animal pellets at a number of plots on the Yanakie Isthmus. The counts are used to assess trends in grazing animal populations in the vicinity. The data feeds into a lomg-term project to restore the Coastal Grassy Woodlands on the Isthmus.
Please register your attendance on Park Connect, where details of the event can be found.