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We can help with revegetation and habitat improvement

The benefits of protecting and restoring native habitat include:

  • Retention of and improving the health of large and old trees
  • Increased biodiversity (including pollinators)
  • Benefits to stock health and production by provision of shelter from extremes
  • Preserving natural resources and the environment for future generations

Working with the Regent Honeyeater Project makes it easy to complete best practice revegetation. It is also an opportunity for the sharing of knowledge and experience.

  • Start by contacting our Project Coordinator Andie Guerin by phone or email to discuss your ideas.
  • We’ll liaise with you on how you’d like to progress. Support can include:
    • Site selection and design
    • Identifying funding opportunities
    • New fencing to control/prevent stock access to the planting area
    • Site preparation as needed
    • High quality tube stock and/or direct seeding
    • Volunteers to help with planting
    • Permit support for ecological thinning


Join a planting weekend and more!

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Regent Honeyeater Project and have contributed enormously to its success over the life of the project. Many volunteers come back year after year and have become part of a great community. It’s up to you how much you do – every hour counts!

There are a range of different opportunities to choose from:

Join a planting weekend

There are usually a number of planting weekends between May and October each year. We welcome volunteers from near and far to take part in a busy, fun and very rewarding group activity that results in thousands of trees being planted.

Some weekends we also take time to include collecting old guards and stakes and doing some formative tree pruning of recent plantings.

Accommodation is available at the Scout Hall. Mattresses are provided, byo sleeping bag and pillow; or you can pitch your tent on the grass near the hall. If you prefer a little luxury, Benalla has a good range of commercial accommodation.

Planting weekends can vary but the general arrangements include:

  • Planting on Saturday and Sunday
    • 9am to 4pm on Saturday, followed by a tour of recent sites
    • 9am to 1pm on Sunday
  • BYO lunch for Saturday
  • We provide hot drinks over both days
  • We also provide dinner on Saturday evening and a lunch on Sunday

These weekends are suited to people of varying abilities. With a range of tasks to be completed we have ways of including everyone. Children and young people under the age of 18 are very welcome provided they are in the care of a parent or another responsible adult.

Planting weekend dates

Help with seed collection

Seed harvesting takes place throughout December and into the new year. Seed pods need to be collected from a wide variety of local plants including trees, wattles, peas, daisies, lilies and several rare plant species. You’ll be working with others to collect seeds around the district and at the seed orchard.

Seed cleaning and storage are other important tasks that depend on volunteer assistance.

Volunteer in our plant growing nursery

Our plant nursery depends on a small group of dedicated volunteers. In Spring and early Summer we sow all the seeds for the following season into about 70 trays to germinate over the holidays. Extra helpers are always welcome – at any time of year.

Take part in one of our bird surveys

We partner with Goulburn Murray Birdlife to survey 15 sites around Winton Wetlands quarterly, usually on a Wednesday. These surveys provide vital information to help us evaluate the success of our work.

OPPORTUNITY! We’re currently looking for volunteers to do the annual Grey-crowned Babbler survey. The survey is generally undertaken by one or two dedicated volunteers over a fortnight each March. The data collected helps us understand the status of the local family groups of these wonderful birds.

Contact our Project Coordinator to find out more and discuss what will best suit your interests and availability.

Schools and Universities

A great opportunity for growth and learning

School and university groups have played a critical role in the massive scale of planting achieved over the last 25 years.

Hands on and in field activities provide a great opportunity to discuss and experience various environmental concepts that school and university students may be studying, and to engage in community action. We are always keen to share our knowledge with the next generations and always appreciative of helping hands!

So if you are a teacher or lecturer please feel free to contact us with any queries.

If you are a school student, then please pass your queries and our information onto your teacher.

If you are a university student, then please contact us with queries or ideas. Sometimes we are able to source funding for transport.

In the spirit of reconciliation the Regent Honeyeater Project acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.