The Brigidine Sisters have been supporting the work of Fifteen Trees for a number of years now and this year has been no exception. From Malvern to Mordialloc across to Bonbeach and Ardeer, 8 sisters have each purchased 15 (or more) trees to reduce the carbon emission of their community cars. They have a deep love of not only for people but also for the Earth and all its living things. The trees donated by the Sisters were recently planted in Central Victoria by the Campaspe Valley Landcare Group.
The Campaspe Valley Landcare Group is within the area between the lower reaches of the Coliban and Campaspe Rivers leading to Lake Eppalock. The area includes the town of Redesdale and the Barfold district. It geographic centre is situated approximately 20 km North of Kyneton.
The Landcare group is actively involved in projects such as protecting waterways, restoring native vegetation, preserving and enhancing wildlife habitat, building walking tracks and interpretive signage in reserves. They also establish wildlife corridors, biolinks and develop partnerships with community groups e.g. schools, while providing community education about environmental issues. They also develop local community environmental focused social networks.
The group aims to protect large old paddock trees, rejuvenate river systems, connect biodiverse landscape, protect large areas of remnant vegetation, revegetate between large patches of remnant vegetation, revegetate the under-storey species missing from our landscape, protect roadside vegetation and propagate and revegetate indigenous endangered flora for such species as the Powerful Owl, the Black Duck and the Phascogale.
Thank you Sister Anne Boyd and your community for your generous support over many many years. Blessings.
Writer – Colleen Filippa | Founder and Director | Fifteen Trees