Repost from @mp_koalas

Great morning planting 350 trees and shrubs in beautiful Merricks North. Many hands make light work and we were finished by lunchtime. Next Saturday we are officially kicking off our tree planting project and we are still looking for volunteers to help us plant. Please register at www.mpkoalas.org.au if you can help! 🐨🌳💚

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Repost from• @landcarevic - a reminder of the the habitat potential of roadside native vegetation

Roadsides aren't just about getting humans places.
They are also often home to special biodiversity areas.

The Ribbons of Remnant Roadsides project is showing off the biodiversity and conservation significance of roadsides. Upper Goulburn Landcare Network recently installed six nesting boxes to provide artificial nesting sites for wildlife in areas where natural hollow bearing trees are lacking.

The boxes were built by members of the Flowerdale Landcare Group and designed for small mammals like sugar gliders, brush-tailed phascogales, and antechinus.
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Posted @withregram • @mp_koalas A little taste of what’s to come as we finished one of the properties from the Somers Habitat Project from 2021.
Our first public planting event for 2022 is Saturday 4th June and you can register your attendance via our website https-www-mpkoalas-org-au-projects-events/

A big thanks to our sponsors and supporters who enable this project to continue 💚🐨

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Locals caring for land at Devilbend Reserve in collaboration with Parks Vic.

Repost from @the.crew.at.daangean

A huge thanks and shout out to the Balcombe - Moorooduc landcare group that came out on Sunday to a lender us a hand. We spent the first part of the morning learning all about the turtle nest protection and habitat program at Devilbend, after which we headed down to the shoreline to do some practical habitat work by removing woody weeds, blackberries and Coastal wattle from one of the turtle nesting sites.

Amazing job guys, you could really see the before and after difference.

#BalcombeMoorooducLandcaregroup #makingadifference #turtles #parksvictoria
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YAY! You have permission to get up on your desks, or down tools and do a little happy dance.

From mp_wildlife_action_group

Great news from @ourpeninsula It has taken months but at last a solution has been found that all parties have agreed to! #easterngreykangaroo #onewaygates #exclusionfencingkills #negotiation @mp_koalas @mplandcare @animalsaustralia @savearthursseat
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Reposted from @wireswildliferescue

Another reason to “Turn off your outdoor lights at night….”

Today is World Migratory Bird Day! Australia plays host to the East Asian–Australasian Flyway. This Flyway contains 50 million migratory water birds from over 250 different populations, including the tiny Red-necked Stint, whose migration covers thousands of kilometres.

They nest in the Siberian tundra, migrate south to the muddy shores of the Yellow Sea then continue to northern Australia. Many Red-necked Stints extend their journey, flying across the harsh interior of Australia until they reach the shores of the southern coastline. They do it all again in reverse in six months — not a bad feat for a bird weighing little more than a box of matches!

How can you support the migration?
🐤 Turn off your outdoor lights at night, so you don't attract the young
🐤 Drive carefully
🐤 Report sick or injured wildlife to WIRES Wildlife Rescue Office on 1300 094 737

Photo Credit: Peter Vaughan

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Reposted from• @mp_koalas May 3 is Wild Koala Day and although we at the MPKC believe wild koalas should be celebrated every day, we thought this would be the perfect time to kick off our 2022 tree planting. If you would like to help us plant koala food trees, please register your attendance and continue to watch this space as more events will be added #wildkoaladay ...

Repost from @mp_koalas

A big shout out and thank you to our local @communitybankbalnarring
Your support is very much appreciated and enables us to continue our koala tree planting project. Our focus this year is a Balnarring to Merricks Biolink and we are excited to be working with the local community to plant another 20,000 trees to ensure koalas can continue to have a home here on the Mornington Peninsula
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Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL)

Linking the Mornington Peninsula Landscape (LMPL) reconnects fragmented remnants of indigenous vegetation to create wildlife corridors (biolinks) on the Mornington Peninsula. LMPL assists Mornington Peninsula Landcare groups and landholders to develop collaborative local biolink plans for catchments across the Peninsula. These plans focus on works required to achieve the biolink on private properties, but also consider public land in the biolink area. The landcare groups and landholders then use the plans to apply for funding to engage contractors to undertake the works, and to undertake works themselves with voluntary landholder and landcare member labour.


At December 2022, over $570,000 from 11 grants had been awarded to undertake works on 69 biolink properties covering 166 ha funded works.

 

Designed as a 5-year project, LMPL is being undertaken in 10 different regions on the Mornington Peninsula.

In 2022 (Year 5) biolink plans are being developed for the Balcombe-Moorooduc Landcare area and the Devilbend-Hastings Landcare area

In 2021 (Year 4) biolink plans were produced for the Merricks Coolart Landcare area and the Manton & Stony Creeks Landcare area.

In 2017 (Year 3) biolink plans were produced for the Red Hill South Landcare area and Dunns Creek Landcare area.

In 2014-15 (Year 2) biolink plans were developed for Watson Creek Landcare area (northern Peninsula – Baxter, Somerville, Frankston South), and Sheepwash Creek Landcare area (Red Hill, Dromana South).

In 2015-2016 (Year 1) biolink plans were developed for Main Creek Landcare area and Southwest Mornington Peninsula Landcare area.

In 2014, a pilot biolink was developed for the Tuerong-Mooroduc area, near Devilbend Reserve.

 

LMPL is a project of the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation League.