Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty for the Great Western Wildlife Corridor

Emma and John Duffy at the last tree planting. Photo: supplied.
Emma and John Duffy at the last tree planting. Photo: supplied.

Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.

Friends of the Glossies are looking for volunteers to help plant 1,500 trees on March 28.

Joined by Wingecarribee Shire Council, staff from Boral and volunteers from National Parks and Wildlife Services, Friends of the Glossies and Emma and John Duffy are looking to plant new trees to connect remnant vegetation to the Great Western Wildlife Corridor.

The planting's aim is to enhance and protect the landscape connectivity and future nesting and feeding habitat for for the glossy black-cockatoos.

The GWWC is a key corridor in the Great Western Ranges, linking the southern Blue Mountains with Morton National Park and is critical for conservation for threatened species such as the koalas, regent honey-eater, the glossy black cockatoos and many other species.

Leading the conservation charge is Emma and John Duffy from Penrose. The Duffys have have fenced off a boundary on their property to plant a wildlife corridor that will help many animals move safely through the Southern Highlands landscape.

This will be the third planting the Duffys have undertaken, previously planting several hundred Allocasuarina Littoralis trees, also known as black sheok trees, to help create a future habitat for the glossy black cockatoos.

The site will be prepared with furrows to plant in, making it easier to plant the trees on the day and all volunteers will be provided with a barbecue lunch.

If you're keen to volunteer, please contact Emma Duffy on, visit Friends of the Glossies on Facebook or call Pat Hall on 0400 274 818.

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