Website Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation

The Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation started in May 2019 with the local community realising the importance of preserving the local koala population from the threat of development.

More than 70% of koala habitat on the Mornington Peninsula is on private property and tree canopy is fast disappearing.

We’re a small group of volunteers with big goals, and are committed to protecting and enhancing habitat for koalas and other native Australian animals.  Our main goal is to create a koala wildlife corridor connecting existing sections of koala habitat and food trees on the Mornington Peninsula. This involves planting indigenous trees and shrubs on public and private property.

2023 is our most ambitious target yet and we’re aiming to plant 25,000 trees and shrubs on many local properties from May to September.  We can’t plant this many trees alone, so if you want to take action and meet a fantastic group of people, please register HERE for one of our tree planting events (dates for August – September to be listed soon)

We are an inclusive and family friendly group  and always welcome new volunteers.  We have tasks for all ages and abilities, so please talk to us if you have any specific needs.  All the trees and planting equipment are provided.  Please BYO gloves, hats, drinks and snacks and wear enclosed shoes and suitable all weather clothing as the planting sites can often have long grass and be muddy.

We generally kick off at 9am and you are free to leave whenever you need to.

We hope to see you at one of our planting events soon.

The MPKC team


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