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Walk for a Cause 2024 – Caring for Koalas (DAY 2)

31 August @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Walk for a Cause 2024 – Caring for Koalas – DAY 2

Hosted by:

Mt Martha Uniting Church | The Village Church Mt Eliza | St Marks Church of Mornington | Southern Mornington Peninsula Uniting Church | Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation

Enquiries to Peter @ mtmarthahoughs@bigpond.com

The Uniting Churches of Port Phillip region in conjunction with Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation (MPKC) are hosting the 2024 2 day “Walk for a Cause.” This year the community walk will specifically seek to assist in conservation efforts for koalas.

DAY 2 will be spent within the Mt Martha Estuary region and The Briars. We will assist the team from the MPKC in a major tree planting event at The Briars, which will contribute to their ambitious target to plant over 25,000 trees throughout 2024. This portion will be an all ability event and particularly family friendly. All welcome!

Today is a shorter family friendly day with a mixture of boardwalk and generally well maintained bushland trails with breakfast presentations from Mornington Peninaula Koala Conservation (MPKC) and BERG. We participate in The Briars (all ability) planting day with the MPKC and also enjoy the bush trails at The Briars.

The walk loop from Mt Martha Uniting church provides easy car parking for those wishing to complete the entire day. Similarly the Briars offers easy car parking options for those just joining us for planting, lunch and the woodland walk there. An (optional) fish and Chips tea provides a great way to complete the event recalling walk memories and comparing sore feet and hands with new and old friends!

Registration to all events throughout the day is free and tickets have been broken down into the below 3 options. Please choose as many options as you would like to register for. Alternatively, refer to the Mt Martha Uniting Church website for UPCOMING EVENTS or contact Peter @ mtmarthahoughs@bigpond.com for all enquiries.

OPTION 1

7.30 Breakfast supplied at Mt Martha Uniting Church 109 Bay Rd Mt Martha (Presentations by MP Koala Conservation and BERG)

8.45 Walk from Mt Martha Uniting Church to the Briars Visitor Centre. 2.4 km

OPTION 2

9.30 – 12.30 Koala food tree planting session at the Briars with the Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation. Shared morning tea during the morning.

12.30 Lunch (BYO) at the Briars.

OPTION 3

13.30 Walk Briars Sanctuary Loop Trail 4.0 km

14.30 Briars Visitor Centre to Mt Martha Estuary Rotunda through bushland areas rehabilitated by BERG (we will perform a rubbish pick up as we walk this leg) 4.5 km

15.45 Afternoon Tea at Mt Martha Estuary Rotunda

16.15 Estuary Rotunda to Mt Martha Uniting Church via Rehabilitated “BunyipWalk” 2.5 km

16.45 Mt Martha Uniting Church for walk around Peace Trail, reflections on the day/walk and shared Fish and Chip Tea (optional)

The walk and tree planting is free, however we are seeking to fundraise for the Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation. Walkers are encouraged to seek support from family and friends and can donate HERE.

Registrations via Eventbrite: Walk for a Cause 2024 – (DAY 2) – Koala Food Tree Planting – The Briars Tickets, Sat 31/08/2024 at 7:30 am | Eventbrite

Details

Date:
31 August
Time:
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation Group
Email
mpkoalatreeplanting@outlook.com