Come and try bushcare to help South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo

Media Release
15 March 2021


Trees For Life are bringing their popular Bush Action Team days to the South East and are encouraging local residents to come and try bushcare.

In April a busload of volunteers from Adelaide will descend on Naracoorte to help care for our unique bushland and improve habitat for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo.

Trees For Life Habitat Officer Cassie Hlava says it’s great to have the extra help and she hopes people in the South East will take advantage of the opportunity to get involved and take action for the land they love.

“We’re so lucky to have this wonderful group of volunteers travel to our region. As part of the Bush Action Team’s visit, we’re holding come and try days to give locals the chance to join in,” Cassie said.

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering in nature then this is the perfect opportunity to see what it’s all about. You can join passionate and knowledgeable volunteers and staff for a fun day, or half day, out. No experience is needed and all equipment and training is provided on the day.

The come and try days as part of a Bush Action Team will be held on consecutive days and people can come to one activity or attend both.

“On Tuesday 13 April we’ll spend a lovely day in private Stringybark woodland near Naracoorte Caves to improve habitat for the South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. On Wednesday 14 April we’ll spend a half day near Frances in an endangered buloke woodland caring for this special ecological community and its flora and fauna. Transport will be available from Naracoorte Caves National Park, but spaces are limited so make sure you register.”

With only an estimated 1,500 of the endangered South-eastern Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo remaining, Trees For Life volunteer Angela Clements believes playing a part in the preservation and protection of the desert and brown stringybark and buloke habitats is essential for the survival of the species.

"Environmental conservation with the Trees For Life Bush Action Team at Naracoorte this April is a rewarding immersion in life, landscape and sustainability, a personal privilege and passion and a 'must do' objective of mine. We owe it to our planet and the future of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo. Hence the motivation to join this worthy cause for the prevention of extinction and the recovery of native bushland and its precious wildlife," said Angela.

Full day Bush Action Team
Tuesday 13 April 9.00 am to 3.30 pm, Boneseed Blitz on the Naracoorte Range.

Half day Bush Action Team
Wednesday 14 April 9.00 am to 1.00 pm, Bushcare in Buloke Woodland Frances Cemetery.

For further information and to register please contact Trees For Life on 08 8406 0500 or info@treesforlife.org.au.

This project is supported by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.


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For more information please contact:

Vicki-Jo Russell, Trees For Life Revegetation Services Manager on 08 8406 0500, 0499 400 545 or vickijor@treesforlife.org.au