Cardinia Shire Council is working with Johns Hill Landcare group and the neighbouring community during National Volunteer Week to revegetate the historic Bob James – Emerald Quarry Reserve.
Volunteers are invited to come along to the 6.4-hectare bushland reserve between 1pm and 3pm on Sunday 19 May to take part in a community tree planting session and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea.
Organisers hope to plant around 700 indigenous native plants, including the endangered and native Emerald Star Bush, as well as remove weeds from the reserve.
Replacing the weeds with native flora will improve habitat for native animals such as sugar glider possums and feather-tailed gilding possums, which both live in the area.
Parking for the event is situated on Meadowview Lane, Emerald (at the corner of Meadowview and Emerald-Monbulk Road) – just follow the signage on site to get to the planting site!
Participants are advised to bring sturdy footwear, gloves and appropriate clothing for planting.
Places are limited due to site access – please confirm your participation by registering via Eventbrite. www.eventbrite.com/e/bob-james-emerald-quarry-reserve-tree-planting-and-afternoon-tea-tickets-61087378995