Ride for Regrowth, a 900-kilometre bike ride, is helping to raise funds to preserve and revegetate endemic, rare and endangered plant species of the Mallacoota district.
Behind this initiative are friends and former Bureau of Meteorology work colleagues Robbie Kershaw, Dave Perry and Rob Morton who departed on their intrepid journey from Melbourne to Mallacoota on November 8.
The aim of Ride for Regrowth is to raise $10,000 to help Friends of Mallacoota establish and equip a new community plant nursery with water tanks, sprinkler systems and nursery materials.
Money raised will also enable the Friends group to establish a landscaped native garden in Mallacoota featuring rare and endangered native species and to be a space for reflection, education and conservation, ensuring that seeds and cuttings are always available and species are protected from future large-scale landscape fires.
Come rain, hail and shine on their 17-day journey, Robbie, Dave and Rob have taken ‘the trails less travelled’ in their quest to raise funds and awareness of Far East Gippsland’s unique local vegetation lost during the 2019/2020 bushfires.
IMAGE: Dave Perry, Rob Morton and Robbie Kershaw on arrival in Paynesville by water taxi from Loch Sport on November 18. They had raised more than $7500 by the time they reached East Gippsland. (PS)
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