Thursday, 20 February 2020

Bush Fire Ready Busy Bees

By Chris R.

Through Spring and Summer of 2019 we held three busy bees, with over thirty volunteers participating to help. Getting ‘bush fire ready’ was the theme for all three, with helpers raking, pruning and tidying around enclosures and fence lines. Despite the warm weather and hard work, the groups moved over twenty trailer loads of leaves and branches away from areas where animals may be at risk. 

At the start of summer an incredible team of volunteers braved the heat to tidy our eastern boundary, adjacent to the duck and rooster enclosures. The hum of chainsaws filled the morning, while over six trailer loads of leaf litter and dead branches were taken to the far fire heaps, giving our feathered friends a little more safety in the event of a bushfire.

The hard work is followed by a delicious lunch!

We are always so grateful for the hard work of the Sanctuary volunteers – rain, hail or shine, they are there, doing their best for the Valley’s residents.  

If you would like to join in to help on a busy bee day, they are held every six to eight weeks and advertised on our ‘events’ tab on Facebook. The next is scheduled for the 23rd of February from 9-1pm.

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