Belgrave South, VIC
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- Meet at Belgrave South IGA car park - 151 Belgrave-Hallam Rd, Belgrave South VIC 3160
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Tabcorp @ Dandenong Ranges - TABCORP EMPLOYEES ONLY
Sweet Pittosporum is an invasive native Australian tree with a stronger ecosystem than eucalyptus ecosystems. The invasive characteristics of the plant has put our existing eucalyptus ecosystem under threat, slowly taking over the native vegetation and eventually replace them. This means that not only our eucalyptus forests in the Dandenong Ranges are being destroyed but also impacting on the valuable habitat our wildlife, birds and insects use to breed.
At an invasion rate of 80 metres per year, the Dandenongs will be completely covered with pittosporum in 20 to 25 years – unless its invasion activity is controlled.
Conservation Volunteers Australia and a new community organisation, StopPitt is working together to put a stop to the spread of Sweet Pittosporum.
You can be part of this amazing large scale weed removal project and help us protect the habitat of amazing wildlife, including Barking Owl, Growling Grass Frog and Painted Honeyeater!
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Conservation Volunteers Australia is Australasia's leading conservation volunteer organisation, founded in 1982. We offer conservation programs across Australia which enable volunteers to protect, preserve and restore the Australian environment. Projects take place in urban, regional and remote areas, and include tree planting, seed collection, weed control, flora and fauna surveys, building tracks and trails, fencing, and heritage restoration. See below for details of one of our conservation projects, or search for projects near you.
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