Koalas need all the friends they can

Friends of the Koalas first fundraiser for 2007 will be a stall at the Lismore Car Boot Market this Sunday, February 4. The first training day will be held the following Sunday, February 11.

Friends of the Koala is a totally voluntary community group which must raise the funds to support its koala rescue and rehabilitation work and habitat renewal activities. Nearly a quarter of Friends of the Koalas income is the profit generated by its modest plant nursery business attached to the Koala Care Centre.

Mark Wilson, Friends of the Koalas Trees Officer, and his team of volunteers will be selling a comprehensive range of Australian ornamental natives at the Lismore Car Boot Market this Sunday. Mark will also be happy to take orders for koala food trees and to talk to people generally about Friends of the Koalas services to landholders who are wishing to increase their propertys koala friendliness.

A half-day basic training course will be held on Sunday, February 11, from 9.30am until 1.30pm targeting people interested in finding out more about how they can assist in preserving koalas on the Northern Rivers. The course will include rescue techniques, koala assessment, handling and transportation, leaf identification and what is involved in becoming a volunteer at the Koala Care Centre.

Enquiries and bookings for the basic training course can be made by phoning: 6622 1233 or email info@friendsofthekoala.org or visit www.friendsofthekoala.org.


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