Update on 2018 end of year donation

December 2019

Last year Club Melbourne made a $10,000 donation to Greening Australia, on behalf of our Ambassadors, as a token of our appreciation for your hard work and dedication in 2018.

Unfortunately due to situations beyond their control, Greening Australia was unable to progress the First Nations Traditional Ceremonial Circle project at Birrarung Marr, which the donated funds were allocated to support.

Club Melbourne has been working in partnership with Greening Australia, to identify a suitable project in which these funds can be reallocated to.

We’re happy to now announce that we have chosen to support the Haining Farm project located in the Don Valley near Healesville.

This project aims to restore habitat for our critically endangered state faunal emblems, the Helmeted Honeyeater and Leadbeaters Possum.

The Haining Farm project aims to restore and create habitat for these animals, whilst providing an opportunity for visitors to engage with nature and experience native wildlife in their natural habitat.

This combination of community engagement and habitat restoration is a world first, meaning this project could pave the way for Australian landscapes.

The $10,000 donation will fully fund a ClimateWatch trail which will involve the development of a webpage, species field guides, recording sheets and other communication materials that would link Haining Farm to a global citizen science climate change database.

Visitors to the park could participate in the trail collecting data on user friendly templates that contribute to our knowledge of the park and the impacts of climate change, informing planning for the conservation of our endangered fauna.

Club Melbourne are excited to support this important project and to see the impact this makes to our native wildlife in the years to come.

Greening Australia presentation, Royal Botanic Gardens November 2018

(Image Credit: Greening Australia, 2019)