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Koala Corridor receives Community Bank grant

1 June 2021 |Community news

The Mardan Mirboo North Landcare Group Inc. (MMNLG) received a grant from the Community Bank Mirboo North & District’s Community Investment Program this year.

Our aim is to create as many interconnected habitat corridors as possible across the landscape. We aim to support and enhance the population of Strzelecki Koalas. While building community awareness of this endangered species and participation in restoring habitat.

As part of the program, seven properties will be receiving koala friendly native indigenous trees. We've placed our tubestock orders with Strzelecki Plant Farm. These trees will be ready for planting by late autumn/winter.

The MMNLG members have been planting koala corridors for many years. Each property owner decides the number of trees they can plant and fence, to protect each piece of this ‘jigsaw puzzle’. A puzzle that’s slowly being crafted into a viable network of ‘koala highways.’

Our ‘Tree bees’ are extremely popular, and it helps to get larger amounts of trees in the ground quickly. We usually gather on a Sunday morning and plant for 2 hours (we’ve been known to plant over 1000 trees in this time), followed by a shared BBQ lunch. Working with like-minded people creates a time for conversations. Helpful information can be shared on all sorts of subjects.

If you’re interested in lending our koalas a helping hand, send an email to the
Mardan Mirboo North Landcare Group Inc. Strzelecki Koala Corridor Project Extension.

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