Koalas are one of 10 species worldwide most at risk from climate change. Tree planting and habitat protection now could safeguard our wild koala population for the future.
Join the Koala Clancy Foundation and Port Phillip Greens for a fun day out planting koala trees, removing weeds, watching koalas and taking educational walks with a researcher close to Melbourne. The day will be hosted by Koala Researcher and Wildlife Tour Guide Janine Duffy, who has been working with wild koalas for 19 years.
Where: the You Yangs.
Meeting point: 9am Little River Reserve, You Yangs Rd, Little River (please car pool, train to Little River Station or take our transport option)
When: Sunday 25th June
What to bring: your lunch, gardening gloves, koala- or greens-inspired biscuits or cake to share if you wish
We will provide: coffee and tea, tools and trees for planting, koala researchers to guide the day.
Save fossil fuel and help koalas – take up our transport option for an extra $5 per person from Melbourne CBD. Limited to 10 places only, book early.
Children: $25 (all ages are welcome. Kids must be with an adult)
Keen Green: $100
Or sponsor someone who can’t afford it: $50
Extra for transport from city: $5 (first 10 people)
About the Koala Clancy Foundation:
Started in 2015, the not for profit charity Koala Clancy Foundation’s mission is to inspire travellers and local communities to ensure a future for wild koalas. The foundation relies on the donations and promotional reach of international travellers, and the willing hands of local volunteers and private landowners to restore koala habitat to the rivers and creeks of western Victoria. The foundation’s major supporter and founder is social enterprise wildlife tour operator Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours.
About Janine Duffy:
Janine Duffy is one of Australia's top Wildlife Guides, a world-award-winning Eco-tour Operator and Koala Researcher. She has appeared in media worldwide including National Geographic, Wild Australia with Ray Mears and Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild. Janine regularly gives talks about koalas to Landcare and environment groups: Read more
Janine is the co-owner/founder of Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours and President of the Koala Clancy Foundation.
Proceeds will support the Melbourne Ports Election Campaign