Vital habitat protection work

Trees For Life are bringing their popular Bush Action Team days to the South East and are encouraging local residents to come and try bushcare.

In April a busload of volunteers from Adelaide will descend on Naracoorte to help care for unique bushland and improve habitat for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. 

Trees For Life Habitat Officer Cassie Hlava said it was great to have the extra help and she hoped people in the South East would take advantage of the opportunity to get involved.

“We’re so lucky to have this wonderful group of volunteers travel to our region,” Ms Hlava said.

“As part of the Bush Action Team’s visit, we’re holding come and try days to give locals the chance to join in.

“If you have ever thought about volunteering in nature then this is the perfect opportunity to see what it’s all about.

“No experience is needed and all equipment and training is provided on the day.”

The come and try days will be held on consecutive days and people can attend one activity or both.

“On April 13 we’ll spend a lovely day in private stringybark woodland near Naracoorte Caves to improve habitat for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo,” Ms Hlava said.

“On April 14 we’ll spend a half day near Frances in an endangered buloke woodland caring for this special ecological community and its flora and fauna.”

With only an estimated 1500 of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black Cockatoo remaining, volunteer Angela Clements believes preservation and protection of the desert and brown stringybark and buloke habitats is essential for the species’ survival.

“Environmental conservation with the Trees For Life Bush Action Team at Naracoorte this April is a rewarding immersion in life, landscape and sustainability, a personal privilege and passion and a ‘must do’ objective of mine,” she said.

“We owe it to our planet and the future of the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.

“Hence the motivation to join this worthy cause for the prevention of extinction and the recovery of native bushland and its precious wildlife.”

For further information and to register contact Trees For Life on 08 8406 0500 or info@treesforlife.org.au.

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