'Reconnecting native vegetation corridors on a landscape scale and protecting them'
Kowree Farm Tree Group Inc is an active group that is committed to assisting with the re-vegetation and protection of native flora and fauna species, whilst maintaining our roots within rural Australia.
Brolga and Wetland Conservation November 2017 KFTG Landcare Facilitator, Annette Jones began a series of activities focused around wetland conservation and the Brolga. The past couple of years have seen increased rainfall and it’s been fantastic to see water in our lakes and wetlands and of course, the return of our waterbirds.
The 2017 Edenhope Show Landcare activities provided an opportunity for young and old to pick up a paintbrush and paint a wetland inspired flag. Around 80 people participated and helped to produce a fantastic Tibetan style prayer flag.
Brolga & Wetland Exhibition at the Red Tail Gallery, Edenhope The flags became part of an exhibition at the Red Tail Gallery in Edenhope. A colourful and eclectic mix of paintings, sculptures, and art helped celebrate the Brolga. Thanks to Richard Hill from The Brolga Recovery Group and to Andrew Bradey for speaking at the opening event.
Kowree Farm Tree Group Incorporated In March 2016 the Kowree Farm Tree Group members agreed to change the group to Kowree Farm Tree Group Incorporated. Our vision, values and purpose can be found on the 'About Us' page.
Threatened Species Community Volunteer Action Grant In November 2015 the Kowree Farm Tree Group was successful in gaining funding for a 'Kids creating habitat for Cockies' project. This project aims to raise the profile of conservation of the South-east Red-tailed Black Cockatoo in the West Wimmera. School children will work to propagate feed trees for the critically endangered south-east sub-species of the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. The stringybark seedlings will be planted on numerous sites within the SERtBC's range & provide schools with the knowledge & materials required for growing tree seedlings & understanding the needs of the SERtBC.
The funding may have finished but the project continues! In May 2017 Kerry Julkes, from the South-east Red-tailed Black Cockatoo Recovery Team Joined up with Local Landcare Facilitator, Annette Jones. They visited Edenhope College, Apsley School & St Malachy's Primary School. Children heard a presentation about the critically endangered Red-tailed Black Cockatoo & then were able to get their hands dirty by getting involved in the planting of locally collected native tree seeds. The intention is to plant out the seedlings on local private & public land to support the population of the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo.