Protecting and restoring natural ecosystems

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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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Say hello to our new friend!

This Peninsula Powerful Owl is being monitored currently being monitored by Deakin University, a beautiful boy currently looking over his partner while she tends to the young <3

A vigilant defender and provider, often spotted with a possum gripped in its strong talon. Ready to feed his mate as soon as they need. With a stare that could melt steel and senses able to hear a human long before any chance of spotting 🙂
Help keep this pair and their family around for the future by learning about the threats of rodenticide poisoning
https://hrfund.org/the-silent-killer-raptors-and-rodenticide/


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This big bird they could get away with not being noticed on their big day!!!

Happy International Owl Appreciation Day!!

Take some time to look up some owl facts, like that male powerful owls have been weighed in at 2.2kgs!, with those massive claws, you wouldn't want to get in its bad side!
Or even better 😃
Find out what you can do to protect them from rodenticide poisoning in your community here!

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

Thanks EstebantheNatureman @estebanthenatureman once again for this amazing shot of our powerful friend!

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Thanks to everyone who took part in the National Tree Day events over the weekend! no matter where you helped, your assistance has helped secure habitat for the future, aiding in keeping biodiversity and keeping carbon in the ground!
One day those trees will grow and could become the habitat of some of our amazing fauna, like these newly fledged Powerful Owls (Ninox stenua), courtesy of EstebantheNatureman
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We have more amazing opportunities for you to support National Tree Day this weekend within the Mornington Peninsula!
Merricks-Coolart Catchment Landcare Group are hosting a planting days this Saturday (30/7/22) at Balnarring Skate Park.
Come down and lend a hand, meet some people with a common interest in restoring the habitat of the peninsula and enjoy a FREE BBQ hosted by @[17841401944680542:@bendigobank] .
The weather appears to be holding out for a great day although it may be a little chilly, the BBQ and banter will surely warm up the soul!
The Balnarring site is important to Merricks-Coolart Catchment Landcare Group who recently completed the removal of aged introduced pine trees around the skate park and kindergarten, which were coming to the end of their life span. A big thanks to anyone who was involved in this process!. There is no better time to act and help restore the habitat with new growth of locally sourced indigenous plants!
We look forward to seeing you at one of these events, click on the links below or get in touch with Merricks-Coolart Catcment Landcare Group

https://mplandcare.org.au/event/national-tree-day-balnarring-to-the-bay-biolink/

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We are coming up to National Tree Day (Sunday 31st of July), where schools, sommunity groups and individuals call to action toget their hands dirty and give back habitat to their surrounds!
By planting trees, we help in creating habitat for the future, we assist in restoring degraded land and improving the quality of life for not only the wildlife, but for the communities that surround and visit the areas!
Theirs plenty of opputnities for you to get involved, check out https://planetark.org/programs/national-tree-day.
If your on the Mornington Peninsula, I recommend you try and get down to @mplandcare's Tree planting day down at Main Ridge, come meet some passionate habitat restorers and be part of something you can see grow for generations to come!

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Hi all!, What did you get up to this weekend? Barb and Steve Castan AKA EstebantheNatureman were busy braving the cold this Saturday at the Dromana Rotary Christmas in July Market to create an Owl Safe Zone!
Thanks for everyone who came and had a chat, if you wish to know more about how you can make Mornington Peninsula and beyond owl safe or are interested in restoring land for habitat, get in touch with our team via our website or via our socials!
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