NATURE FOR NEIGHBORHOODS

With so much of our native forest cleared for roads, towns, agriculture or plantation timber, we need to do all we can to increase the biodiversity around us, and that means in our own back yards, front yards and nature strips.

The good news? It's really easy - and effective.

By planting just a small area with native plants that are indigenous to the area, placing rocks and logs for protection and doing this in such a way that it links to another patch, we can collectively create corridors of habitat for a myriad of creatures. Nature knows what to do if given the chance.

Nature for Neighborhoods is an Australian Conservation Foundation project. Although public events are on hold during the pandemic, we can still organise ourselves in our streets and towns under this project banner. If you'd like to register your participation there's a quick form below.

Local resources are available to find the right plants for the local species. If you have a particular affection for native birds, there are plenty of beautiful plants that will shelter and feed them. Insects are in desperate need of a wider range of grasses, flowers and protection in a world where pesticides have decimated their populations. We have members ready to help you with free advice and even on-site visits.

Nesting boxes are a great item to replace the increasingly rare hollows in older trees - but there's a science to it and they need to be constructed according to the species. Click here to see more from LaTrobe University's Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can order boxes online. Remember, though, that they will need to be monitored over time to prevent feral species from taking over.

Ready to start designing and planting? We'd love to list you on our Register to show how many caring people are involved. We can also help you to mobilise your whole street to do the same. Think boldly!

Register your Project

To register, please take the time to fill out the information below.

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Click on the links below to local nurseries and other resources to help with your project...

south gippsland seedbanK

leongatha

deep creeK nursery

foster

narKabundah nursery

sandy point

ADVICE

There are a lot of knowledgeable members at PACA - if you need help with choosing species, get in touch for some advice.

Tuesday night is PACA night!

1ST TUES OF THE MONTH - PACA GENERAL MEETING

2ND TUES OF THE MONTH - ACF COMMUNITY WEBINAR

3RD TUES OF THE MONTH - PACA WEBINAR, GUEST SPEAKER

4TH TUES OF THE MONTH - PACA CORE GROUP MEETING

We normally meet in FISH CREEK but in response to the pandemic we can chat to each other ONLINE via Zoom

CONTACT >

T: 0428 526 403

E: promareaclimateaction@gmail.com

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We acknowledge the Bunurong and Gunnai-Kurnai nations and show our respects to the ancestors of Country and the people living today of these tribal nations. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and there have been fundamental changes to their culture and will work to restore what we can. We can all honour these ancestors by caring for country and respecting the balance of nature that feeds and protects all living things.