In line with the Victorian Government announcement from 11.59pm, Tuesday 27 July 2021 restrictions are eased across Victoria. We have new, approved directions and communications for volunteering.
Volunteering can recommence with up to 10 people.
Face masks are required at all times both indoors and outdoors.
All Parks Victoria volunteer activities will be managed in alignment with the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19) including the need for physical distancing, personal protective equipment and good hygiene.
We have re-scheduled our 1st August National Tree Day activity because of uncertainty around continued partial restrictions. It will now be held on Saturday 28th August.
Winter is the time of year we like to get as much planting done as possible. The Friends of the Prom’s nursery at Tidal River is full of last year’s seedlings which could not be planted due to Covid-19 restrictions.
On Saturday 3 July 2021, 24 volunteers made a start by planting 470 trees, shrubs and grasses at the Tidal River camp ground. We were planting to restore bushland within the Tidal River camp ground. The seedlings to be planted were raised from seeds and cuttings collected by Friends of the Prom around Tidal River and grown by them in their nursery at Tidal River.
This is all part of a program to restore the tree canopy and bushland understorey through the Tidal River camp ground. The original tree canopy is diminishing through natural ageing and storm damage, and the remaining trees find it harder to withstand high winds. Too many of the larger trees are being lost. Natural regeneration of bushland is not happening because of browsing animals (deer and wallaby) and trampling by humans.
Please join us for our next tree-planting activity on Saturday 28 August when we continue planting to restore the bushland feel of Tidal River campsite.