Feel like getting your hands dirty? Feel like spending an afternoon outdoors and meeting like-minded volunteers? Then the Citizen Forester habitat planting day is for you!

We've been working hard to plant lots of new trees in West Melbourne, and now they need some understorey plants to keep them company and encourage biodiversity. We’re inviting Citizen Foresters to join us for an afternoon of planting native grasses and shrubs on the banks of the Maribyrnong River.

24 Sims Street, West Melbourne

27 June, 2018

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Clicking on the following link will take you to the address in Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/jyeVdPCh7r32

Planting can be hard work, so please wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty.

Be sure to wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.

Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather, including sun protection and warm or waterproof clothing, as appropriate.

It's also a good idea to bring some water. We'll provide afternoon tea.

The easiest mode of transport to Sims Street is by car. Sims Street can be accessed from slip lanes off Dynon Road and Footscray Road. Free parking is available in various locations along Sims Street, though it should be noted that a walk of up to 500 metres may be required to reach the planting site.

The site is also directly next to the Maribyrnong River bicycle trail and is easily accessed by bike.

Bus routes 216, 219 and 402 stop at Sims Street. Simply walk about 300 metres along the footpath towards the Maribyrnong River and turn left at the underpass to reach the site.

More detailed information about transport and site access will provided to participants closer to the day.

To view the location in Google Maps, follow this link https://goo.gl/maps/jyeVdPCh7r32

This activity is open to all registered Citizen Forester volunteers, but places are limited to 30 for site safety reasons. Additional people will be placed on a waitlist for cancelations.

No previous experience is required - we'll teach you everything you need to know on the day.

To join in, simply register by clicking the button below and emailing our team.

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