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Yellingbo, Woori Yallock Creek sub-catchment, Australia
Have you ever wanted to contribute to conservation of a threatened species? The Helmeted Honeyeater is Victoria's state emblem and is listed as: 1. Critically endangered (DSE Advisory List Of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna In Victoria - 2007) 2. Threatened (Victorian Govt. Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988) 3. Critically endangered (Federal Govt. Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Can people make a difference to this bird's long-term survival? We believe anyone can. Check out the 'Take action' button on our homepage (www.helmetedhoneyeater.org.au), then contact us for more details.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Landholder funding opportunity

Great news for landholders in the Woori Yallock Creek sub-catchment. Does your property border Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, Kurth Kiln or another significant reserve in the region? Yarra4Life, a major project of the PPWCMA that the Friends are key stakeholders in, has just announced new funding for habitat protection and conservation projects to assist local landholders. The project will prioritise landholders that work together with their neighbours. The project will run until 2013. See this article for more details and contact Adam, Yarra4Life Project Coordinator, to find out more on 8781 7900.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Food, plants & people. A healthy combination

We have a great life at the Friends! Take 23 Sept 2009 for example. A day in the outdoors with a group of interesting people that you've never met before but you know really well after a couple of hours, planting over 3,000 habitat plants for threatened species. What could be better? Well, add in lunch delivered to the reveg site and morning & afternoon tea before and after the event, and... I'd say pretty confidently... life couldn't get much better!

A number of groups, individuals and organisations got together to make it all happen. Check out the details here

Image: Habitat planting day at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve
Yarra4Life program