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Fri 2 5:00pm - Sat 3 Sep 2022 10:00pm

Posted by Jak B on Tue, 30 Aug 2022
Leaders: Jak B
Standard: Everyone welcome
Meeting: Tue, 30 Aug 2022, 7:00 pm

Late posting but all the good trips are.

Before we get into the details ATTENDANCE OF THE MEETING IS MANDATORY (unless you email me so that I am aware).

MUMC has long been involved with the Regent Honeyeater Project in central Victoria. This incredible project has been planting trees for native birds and wildlife for over 20 years in the countryside around Benalla. This vegetation provides food and a home to the critically endangered regent honeyeater songbird, and also gliders and small mammals.

There are different roles with the planting. If you're up for a challenge you can prepare the soil with mattocks and spades. If you want something lighter you can switch to putting the plants in.

Note this trip is advertised by MUMC but it is run as an independent trip using an external organisation. Participants are responsible for their own health and safety during the trip. Information about how to participate will be discussed during the meeting and a copy will be sent to all whom attend.

The current plan is to drive to the nearby camping grounds on the Friday afternoon, this is done because as a day trip this one is exhausting. The Saturday we plant and seed the area assigned by the lovely people responsible for the program. At the end of the day we will either eat with the rest of the planters or head straight home (will depend on how we all feel).

At the moment, the trip will be limited by car spaces. This means if you own a car you will geta spot on this trip so there's that.

What to take:

 - Camping gear for one or two nights

 - Breakfast, a picnic lunch and snacks for Saturday.

 - Breakfast and snacks for Sunday. (Or slip down to the bakery: great coffee and eats.)

 - Gardening gloves and sensible clothing (hat, sunscreen, wet weather gear just in case).

 - Tools are provided but you can bring your own if you prefer.

Area: Outside of Benalla (200km from CBD)


 - Fuel

 - Accommodation:

 - Some cheap options for accommodation include the old Lurg School:

 • Camping only

 • Book via Dave Smith: 0357 664306

Any questions re bookings contact: 0417166824 or check out

I will see you all Tuesday!

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