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2000 trees to be planted this weekend on Raymond Island

A team of 15 volunteers from Melbourne will visit Raymond Island this weekend to plant koala and wildlife trees.

This planting is the first of several tree planting weekends by Koala Clancy Foundation in a joint effort with East Gippsland Landcare groups. Their mission is to plant 23,000 trees across East Gippsland over the next 12 months.

2000 native trees will be planted on the Island, including Coastal Manna Gum, banksias, wattles, shrubs and grasses sourced from local nurseries by Raymond Island Landcare. The planting, supported by global animal charity IFAW, will benefit all native wildlife.

The citizen science group will plant the trees alongside some keen Island locals on Saturday and Sunday morning, beginning with site preparation on Friday afternoon.

A workshop will be held on Sunday afternoon with Janine Duffy from the Koala Clancy Foundation, who will talk about their project in the Yu Yangs, share experiences from her 28 years of koala research work and answer your koala questions.

That’s at 5.30pm Sunday at the Abbey on Raymond Island. Places are limited, with registration, if it’s not too late, by emailing: koalaislandfoundation@gmail.com

Learn more:
Koala Island Foundation web site
Koala Island Foundation Facebook page

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