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Team Trip replanting the Daintree Rainforest with Rainforest Rescue

On Friday 29th April, 2022 our team at 30 Acres took to the skies and boarded a flight to tropical far north Queensland for a community volunteering trip focused on tree planting in the Daintree Rainforest with our 1% For The Planet partner, Rainforest Rescue.

Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests since March 1999 by providing opportunities for individuals and businesses to protect rainforests forever. It’s safe to say our team was thrilled to be invited to take part in Rainforest Rescue’s annual tree planting day on Saturday 30th April, 2022. It was incredible to see hundreds of volunteers from all across the world, gathering together to enact physical change at NightWings Rainforest Centre.

Before we commenced our tree planting and got our hands dirty in the heat, rain and mud, we gathered round to take part in a traditional Welcome to Country & Smoking Ceremony, in partnership with Jabalbina Aboriginal Corporation, and performed by Traditional Owner, Rickie Burchill. It was so special to connect to country in this way before helping plant 2,500+ young saplings at NightWings Rainforest Centre.

Photograph courtesy of: Silvia Di Domenicantonio & Martin Stringer
Photograph courtesy of: Silvia Di Domenicantonio & Martin Stringer

After a morning of planting trees, we headed over to Rainforest Rescue’s new Native Nursery for a light lunch to connect with other volunteers, hear how Rainforest Rescue acquired the land and what their plans are for the future. It was an inspiring experience learning the impact Rainforest Rescue has had to date and how their new Native Nursery will be capable of growing 150,000 trees per year, which will help with planting over 22 hectares of rainforest habitat every year.

Later that day our team connected over this experience and how we could further help and make a difference with Rainforest Rescue. The remainder of our trip involved exploring around Cairns, and taking in all the natural beauty far north Queensland has to offer.

We couldn’t recommend volunteering and connecting with Rainforest Rescue enough, to gain valuable knowledge and insight to the direct impact they have and how you can be part of creating environmental change. To follow more of our community, diversity and inclusion days you can read more about our Diversity Day with Delta Kay or our Day with Centre of Accessibility and Byron Rangers.

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by lisa

May 5, 2022

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