Volunteers are required for the 2011 Kangaroo Island Planting Festival to be held in July this year.
The Kangaroo Island Planting Festival is held every year to re-instate large areas of habitat for some of KI’s rarest plant life. The last 3 planting festivals have involved 1000 people and have resulted in 225,000 seedlings being planted over 100 hectares.
This year volunteer planters are needed to help reach an ambitious target of planting 100,000 seedlings in just 3 days. That is a planting rate of 5,100 per hour! Over 100 different species will be planted, many of which are found only on Kangaroo Island.
Volunteers do not require previous planting experience. The only pre-requisite is some stamina, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and have fun! Lunch is provided each day, bush camping is available on-site and subsidised day trips by bus from Adelaide are being planned.
See the site on this Google Map.
To register your interest or request further information please contact Heiri Klein at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources:
Phone: 0437 522 726