Corporate volunteers join the tree planting challenge with Conservation volunteers

Sign up your team for our Corporate Tree Planting Challenge

It’s time to gather up your posse and join in the fun for some healthy competition!

Conservation Volunteers invites you to participate in our World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge on Friday, 3 June 2016.

Join our corporate team challenge and compete against other organisations to plant the most trees.

We already have Veolia, Bupa, Woodside, Origin Foundation, Fuji Xerox, Sydney Olympic Park, Fun over 50, NRMA, Bridgestone, Sumitomo, Toro, Two Degrees Mobile, Boral, Foodstuffs, Vertech, Inpex, Rio Tinto and Optus accepting the challenge.

Don’t miss out on the chance for your team to take home the trophy!

What you need to know

When: Friday 3 June, 2016

Time: 9.15am – 2pm

Cost: $2,000 per team of up to 10 volunteers

Registrations close:  20 May, 2016

What the day will look like

Corporate teams plant trees at the 2015 World Environment Day Challenge in Melbourne

Melbourne corporate teams plant trees at the 2015 World Environment Day Challenge

  • Meet on site at 9.15am on the day
  • Teams will have 2 hours to plant as many trees as you can – 10am to 12pm
  • Tree Planting will be judged on how many trees are planted, looking at quality and quantity and the amount of fun each team has throughout the challenge.
  • A BBQ lunch will follow while tree planting is being judged

Register your team

Register online now

Registrations close 20 May 2016

Sites around Australia and New Zealand

Your team with help restore these significant sites in Australia and New Zealand.

Australia

  • Adelaide – Trott Park Creek is an environmentally significant site, with extensive plantings of Greybox woodland species and a creek line with remnants of the River Redgum Woodland.
  • Brisbane – Toowong Milton Taringa Scout Camp encompasses the Toowong and Cubberla Creek catchments which both flow into and impact on Moreton Bay. To improve habitat for birds and butterflies, planting of mid and lower shrub species will be undertaken.
  • Darwin – McMinn’s Lagoon is located 30km South East of Darwin. McMinn’s Lagoon is an important feature in a network of wetlands across the region.  It is an area of significant environmental, social and cultural value to the Larrikia people and is a focal point for the local community that contributes to their lifestyle and wellbeing.
  • Hobart – Old Lauderdale Landfill is surrounded by saltmarshes and bushland. It provides vital support for threatened flora and fauna species including the critically endangered Swift Parrot. New plantings will create a buffer zone from the saltmarshes, increase habitat for the Swift Parrot, reduce landfill leaching and connect fragmented bushland.
  • Melbourne – The W. James Whyte Island Reserve is located 50 kilometres west of Melbourne, near Myrniong and was donated to Conservation Volunteers in 2006 by W. James Whyte. The former agricultural site is being transformed into a conservation reserve. Thousands of trees have been planted at the site which is turning this once barren landscape into a healthy and thriving habitat.
  • Newcastle – Tomago Wetlands is a 450 hectare wetland located within the Hunter Wetlands National Park on the northern shore of the Hunter River estuary, to the west of Fullerton Cove.
  • Perth – Woodman Point Regional Park, Munster marks the northern most part of Cockburn Sound with a unique coastline and the most extensive stands of Rottnest cypress found anywhere on the mainland. It features a traditional beach coastline, with a distinguishing bushy backdrop of remnant Tuart woodland.
  • Sydney – Sydney Olympic Park supports over 200 species of native birds, frogs, bats, possums and lizards, and contains over 300 hectares of threatened species habitat. It is a hotspot for all things natural, and protects habitats including the Green and Golden Bell Frog.

New Zealand

  • Auckland – Whenua Rangitira is located just 7kms from Auckland’s CBD and is being steadily returned to its original cover of native bush thanks to the dedication of Okahu Rakau, who, with the help of the local community have grown and planted 180,000 plants in the past 10 years.
Share a treelfie for world environment day

Share a #treelfie on World Environment Day

Don’t forget to take a #treelfie for World Environment Day for your chance to win a Naturewise Eco Escape voucher to the value of $1,500, proudly supported by Veolia.

What is a #treelfie?  A #treelfie is a selfie you take next to a tree of course! Share your photos on Veolia ANZ Facebook page with the #treelfie tag or email your photos to nationalanz@veolia.com. #treelfie Terms and Conditions.

 

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