AWA VIC Volunteer Planting Day Sat 23 June 18

AWA VIC Volunteer Planting Day Sat 23 June 18
Join us for a planting working bee of habitat for the rare Altona skipper butterfly. Friends and family are very welcome! Please spread the word!

AWA VIC Branch & YWP Committees need your help!

Join us again in 2018 as we plant trees and expand the habitat for the rare Altona skipper butterfly. Friends and family are very welcome so please forward event information to your networks.  

Date:               Saturday, 23 June 2018

Times:            10am                Arrive

                       12:30pm           BBQ Lunch (supplied)

                        2:00pm            Depart

What to bring: Gardening gloves, water, sturdy boots, high-visibility vest (if you have one), long pants, long sleeves, hat and water-proof coat

About the project - Altona skipper butterfly “habitat stepping stones”

The Altona skipper butterfly is a rare butterfly that lives only in Altona and breeds, feeds, lives and dies only one species of plant, Gahnia filum, the chaffy saw-sedge. To help this butterfly survive we’re expanding the area of chaffy saw-sedge and planting dense little islands or “stepping stones” of this plant between the existing populations of skipper butterfly so these isolated populations of butterflies can interbreed and move around the landscape.

This year’s project is to plant 500 chaffy saw-sedge just west of Millers Road along Kororoit Creek in Altona, as a vital link between the butterfly population in “The Pines”, in Seaholme and another population next to Cherry Lake. We’ll be planting the saw-sedge, installing tree guards, mulching around the plants and watering. It’s a very slow-growing plant so it will take years for the results to show, but fortunately we have two we prepared earlier – a successful 2015 planting 50 metres away and last years planting adjacent – to inspire you.

This important work is being made possible thanks to a grant AWA VIC secured through Melbourne Water’s Community Grants Program and AWA’s ongoing support from ANZ.

Please do not hesitate to contact Robbie Frawley (, YWP Vice President, for any further information.

Venue/location:              Kororoit Creek, Altona

How to get there:            Search in Google Maps 76 Millers Road, Seaholme VIC 3018  
Refer to the map below

There is plenty of parking at the site, on the Millers Rd verge. If you’re coming from the freeway you will need to do a u-turn 200m past the site, come back and drive over the kerb. If you don’t want to do that there is street parking opposite, in the service lane next to 62-76 Millers Rd. Toilets are 600m away on the south side of Cherry Lake


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23/06/2018 10:00 AM - 23/06/2018 2:00 PM

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