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The Habitat Restoration Fund (HRF) was created in 2006, by a group of people who wanted to take a more hands on approach to preserving their local environment.

The fund was established on Boonwurrung and Bunurong land. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend our respect to indigenous people who are present today.

HRF is unique to other environmental protection groups because:

  • Our focus is the on-ground implementation of projects.
  • We organise the long term maintenance and legal protection of projects up-front to ensure long lasting positive impacts.
  • We work on private as well as public land.
  • We employ professional environmental contractors to work alongside volunteers.
  • We provide opportunities for disadvantaged people to get involved in meaningful activities.
  • We are non-political.

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We are very sorry, but we are forced to postpone this walk due to flooding and more bad weather forecasted. We hope to see you at the December market.

Hi All!
Don't forget to come visit us this weekend at the @emuplainsmarket in Balnarring on the 19th of November.
Join us for guided walks through restored bushland with experts available to provide education and information on restoration and habitat as well as answer any questions you may have about projects, campaigns and issues.
The market is a a great event in it self, we hope to see many of you there and encourage you to come visit our set up. Bring the kids and family, it should be a fun and engaging event!
for more info, check out the flyer posted, https://www.emuplainsmarket.com.au/ or contact us through our socials
#lovethepen #birdsofprey #raptors #saveourowls #rodenticide #australianfauna #BiodiversityMonth #nativeorchids #revegetation #australiannatives #australianwildflowers #natureconnection #australianwildlife #habitatrestoration #habitat #morningtonpeninsula #balnarring #emuplains #emuplainsmarket #habitatrestore #aussiebush
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As the weekend approaches we would like to remind you of our guided walks scheduled for this upcoming Sunday. Come visit a site revegetated 12 years ago by @mp_koalas and the HRF, to witness the changes and biodiversity brought back into the area with a little love and care.
Experts will be onsite to answer any questions and can help you address any restoration projects you may be planning.
scan the QR code or check out the event link below to secure your spot, as this is a private residence, numbers must be finalised prior to the day.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restored-forest-guided-walk-tickets-433465947317

#birdlife #birdlifeoz #lovethepen #birdsofprey #raptors #australianfauna #BiodiversityMonth #revegetation #nativeorchids #australianflora #australianorchids #habitatrestoration #australianwildlife #aussieanimals #habitat #habitatrestore #habitatrestoration
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We are looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming free event, showcasing some restored habitat on the Peninsula.
The private land was revegetated 12 years ago through the efforts of @mp_koalas, Habitat Restoration Fund www.hrfund.org and the community and highlights the improvements to biodiversity and environmental properties through the restoration and healing of the land.
Come join us for a guided walk onsite with experts to answer your questions and show off the renewed value of the area through the flora and fauna present.
This is a private property and numbers must be finalised prior to the day, to ensure you are able to visit, please scan the QR code or access the event page below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/restored-forest-guided-walk-tickets-433465947317

#birdlife #birdlifeoz #lovethepen #birdsofprey #raptors #australianfauna #BiodiversityMonth #revegetation #nativeorchids #australianflora #australianorchids #habitatrestoration #australianwildlife #aussieanimals #habitat #habitatrestore #habitatrestoration
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Hi All!

November is shaping up to be a great month for activities and we are proud to welcome you to @emuplainsmarket in Balnarring on the 19th of November for guided walks through restored bushland with experts available to provide education and information on restoration and habitat as well as answer any questions you may have about projects, campaigns and issues.
The market is a a great event in it self, we hope to see many of you there and encourage you to come visit our set up. Bring the kids and family, it should be a fun and engaging event!
for more info, check out the flyer posted, https://www.emuplainsmarket.com.au/ or contact us through our socials
#lovethepen #birdsofprey #raptors #saveourowls #rodenticide #australianfauna #BiodiversityMonth #nativeorchids #revegetation #australiannatives #australianwildflowers #natureconnection #australianwildlife #habitatrestoration #habitat #morningtonpeninsula #balnarring #emuplains #emuplainsmarket
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Hi All,

An interesting read from Mornington Peninsula News Group highlighting the dangers of secondary poisoning on native wildlife, especially our amazing owls!, from the use rodenticides.
There is such a large chorus of people supporting the regulation and banning of second generation anti-coagulant rodenticides, which can linger inside targeted species and transfer up the food chain into our crucial and critical apex predators such as powerful owls.

Australia is one of the few western countries where these chemicals are still permitted and are easily available from your local hardware stores with little information given on the harm they cause.
If you would like to help address this issue, please check out our 'Owl Safe' campaign at our website to learn more (links below)

https://www.mpnews.com.au/2022/10/24/birds-fall-prey-to-poisons/

https://hrfund.org/the-silent-killer-raptors-and-rodenticide/

photo courtesy of @estebanthenatureman

#birdlife #birdlifeoz #birdlifeaustralia #deakinenviro #nosgars #nosgar #nosgars #lovethepen #birdsofprey #raptors #saveourowls #rodenticide #rodentcontrol #creaturefeature #australianfauna #BiodiversityMonth #australiannatives #natureconnection #aussiebush #wildmelbourne #notforprofit #bushregeneration #owls #owlstagram
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Hi All!

We have more great opportunities to share with you that will get you out in nature with some amazing experts in flora, fauna and bushland management!
@ourpeninsula @ourpeninsula (Mornington Peninsula Shire) are hosting a series of walks throughout November at reserves with great speakers where you can discover everything from birds, flora to habitat!

Check out their socials and the picture shared here for more info, and be sure to RSVP to secure your spot!

#lovethepen #BiodiversityMonth #revegetation #nativeorchids #australianorchids #australianflora #indigenousplants #wildlifegarden #australianwildflowers #australiannatives #natureconnection #aussiebush #wildmelbourne #wildlifeconservation #morningtonpeninsula #habitat
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