Calling all regional Victorians! Join us on the September long weekend (24th-26th) for some nocturnal Greater Glider surveys, and daytime walks through incredible forests in the Errinundra/Bendoc area on Bidewell and Monero Country. We'll be measuring trees, scouting out some of the new areas slated for logging, and doing spotlight surveys for Greater Gliders.
No experience required, just a reasonable fitness level, and good walking shoes and wet weather gear. Walks through the forest can be off-track through dense bush.
In-line with the government restrictions we'll be operating in groups no greater than 10. This is an outdoor event but masks are still required.
There is free camping at the Goongerah Campground, you'll need to be completely self-sufficient (food, cooking equipment, camping gear, etc.). There's a creek where you can fill up water bottles and containers. There is no reception in the area, and no shops or towns. Make sure you're prepared and have everything you need for the weekend. Last stop for food, fuel, and reception is Orbost.
Everyone attending will need to read and agree to abide by our Covid-19 safety plan. While not a requirement, we are asking that everyone gets a negative COVID-19 test before coming. If you are feeling unwell prior to the event please get tested and stay home.
Please RSVP below and provide us with your regional address, full name, and a contact number for contact tracing.
We'll be visiting forests on the stolen lands of the Bidewell and Monero First Nations peoples, whose sovereignty was never ceded. We acknowledge their long and ongoing custodianship over the land and pay our deepest respects to Elders past and present.
Feel free to arrive and set up anytime on Friday at the Goongerah campground. We'll be meeting there at around 5pm to chat details and program for the weekend. We'll be doing some screen printing with GECO designs on the Sunday, feel free to bring some blank t-shirts or hoodies and a small donation for paint and supplies. This event is free!
See you in the forests soon.
Goongerah, VIC 3888