3rd September, 2014
Perennial Pasture Systems 6th Annual Conference
Platypus Monitoring Program
Project Platypus member group questionnaire
WHAT IS PLANTOUT
Project Platypus’s annual Plantout is a series of 4 weekend events held on different landholder’s properties over Late June and July in which volunteers gather to plant native vegetation in specially selected areas to address a number of environmental issues ranging from salinity, to soil erosion and habitat loss. Planting these trees will help rehabilitate the landscape and make it more productive for farming whilst protecting remnant vegetation and creating greater biodiversity in an effort to create more habitat for native wildlife.
WHY PLANT A TREE:
- It’s a great feeling to return something to the earth and take nothing
- Assist local farmers to return trees to the landscape for the benefit of biodiversity, providing habitat to native animals, to reduce salinity and create shelter for livestock, reduce carbon.
- We’re returning people to the farming landscape either as farmers, or farm patrons to become aware of the connection between their own health and the health of the farm that nourishes them. Awareness involves you; it deepens your connection to the farm and to the land.
- It is a unique hands-on experience and an opportunity to visit lovely rural properties and contribute to a greener, cleaner environment.
- Without the support of Landcare and volunteers getting trees in the ground each planting season would not be possible.
- The big picture: Create connectivity as part a Grampians Ranges Biolink to link trees between the Grampians Ranges and the Pyrenees ranges.
Upper Wimmera Landcare Groups
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