In 2019, after the Blue Mountains region was severely affected by the bush fires, we went to help with the cleaning up and to seed the area with grass (to avoid erosion and to feed and provide shelter to wild animals).
The sanctuary is located in the bottom of two mountains and was exactly when two big fires merged. Those fires burnt 80% of the Blue Mountains bush, and the sanctuary infrastructure was protected by the hard-work and courage of Trevor and his sons in law. Still, all the bush around the sanctuary, which is home to many wild animals, were completely burnt.
Start and End date: This project consisted in two actions, one at Jan 28 2020, and the second at Jun 21 2020.
1) To support Secret creek Sanctuary recover right after the fires went through it;
2) To clean up the debris and the rest of burnt areas on the sanctuary structure;
3) To plant native grass to help small animals on the area;
4) To plant Gum Trees to support Koalas recovering from the fires on the local wild life sanctuaries;
Allocation of resources: In our case, the resources was our volunteer's time. We would have to manage correctly, create rosters weekly, to insure everything was being done and that everyone was receiving the necessary support.
By the end of the project we managed to:
1) Involve 40 volunteers
2) Create and maintain the relationship with Secret Creek Sanctuary;
3) Provide support for the local business by buying local for our meals;
4) Planted 1225 gum trees.
If you want to help us with that and be with us in the next trip to the mountains, become a BrazilianAid volunteer right now.
"We’d like to thank all those who have volunteered their time, and to those who have reached out to us and continue to support our efforts. "