MARCH 14 – 19
This will be a chance to explore some great places in the Victorian high country while also supporting efforts to protect native forests from logging. FoE has been focusing on three key areas in the Alps: Mt Stirling, the Little Dargo, and Mt Wills, near the state’s highest mountain (details can be found in our report here). This trip will focus on the Mt Wills area and also visit the upper Mitta Mitta (Big) River.
You can join the roadtrip for a day, or come along for the whole trip. Participants will need to be self sufficient in terms of vehicles, camping gear and food (we are happy to help co-ordinate ride sharing for those who are keen). We will need to put a limit of 20 on participants of the full trip in order to be able to fit into campsites and manage our impact. There is no fee for joining the trip.
FoE is planning a series of roadtrips this year, each in a different part of the state. Stay tuned for details of future trips.
See below for full details on each section.
- TUESDAY 14: travel to Bright. Members meetup from 5.30 -7pm. Camp nearby.
- 15: travel to the Mitta Mitta river, exploring the mountains around Mt Hotham on the way. Camp next to the Big / Mitta Mitta River
- THURSDAY 16: Mitta Mitta action on the river – highlighting the threat of logging in the headwaters of this important waterway. (Full details soon). Camp at Big River campsite
- 17: drive to Mt Wills. Visit planned logging coupes along the Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT). Camp on Mt Wills summit
- SATURDAY 18: public day walk up Mt Wills with aerial footage of the area and banner on the summit. Walk to visit the coupes. Details on event soon. Camp in area.
- 19: travel home
Tuesday 14 March: members meetup in Bright. 6 - 7.30pm. Featuring local speakers, and a good chance to catch up with like minded people. Full details on location and speakers soon.
Thursday 16 March: action to highlight the threat posed by logging to the Mitta Mitta River. Full details soon.
Saturday 18 March: day walk up Mt Wills to visit the old growth snow gum forests, visit planned logging coupes and get a group photos with banners on the summit of Mt Wills.