Join the Friends of Winton Wetlands at Sargent’s Spit for the planting of grassy woodland wattles and eucalyptus, and river red gums along the shoreline.
2,500 plants will added to the legacy of regeneration and encourage animal and bird species to return to this particular area. The Murray River Turtles and Grey Crowned Babblers are just a few of the species that have been spotted returning to use new planting areas for habitat. More trees also improve air quality and mean less erosion on the wetland banks during wetting and drying events.
All we need are volunteers willing to get their hands dirty to help us. After a morning of planting trees, you are invited to join us for morning tea.
What you need to bring/wear
- gardening gloves
- wide brimmed hat
- water bottle
- long trousers and long sleeves
- sturdy closed-toed boots/shoes
- a sense of humour
- tube stock
- morning tea
- first aid kit
- a great location
Our planting day will be held in conjunction with the Yenbena Woka Indigenous Festival, which is running from the 7th to the 12th July, with talks, exhibitions, music, food and tours so plenty happening to suit all ages
Remember to bring along gloves, a hat and shovels if you have your own. Also it’s a good idea to bring leg protection (high top books / gaiters / long trousers) in case there are snakes in the area.
The safety briefing will start at 09:30, with hot drinks and refreshments provided on the day.
We are hoping for a great weekend with lots happening and really hope to see you all there.