Drink and lunch in ex­change for help

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News - Therese Col­man

Pas­sel Es­tate is of­fer­ing a com­pli­men­tary lunch and glass of wine in ex­change for help with plant­ing na­tive species along the creek at the win­ery.

The na­ture con­ser­va­tion morn­ing will be­gin at 10am next Thurs­day.

The aim is to cre­ate a bet­ter en­vi­ron­ment for na­tive wildlife.

Win­ery owner Wendy Stimp­son said the fo­cus was on “im­prov­ing the ex­ist­ing bush­land to cre­ate a more ideal haven for the wildlife found at the es­tate, in­clud­ing west­ern ring­tail pos­sums, quen­das and black cock­a­toos”.

“The name Pas­sel Es­tate was in­spired by, and refers to, the fam­ily of west­ern ring­tail pos­sums that were res­cued and re­leased onto the prop­erty af­ter be­ing in­jured and dis­placed by the 2011 bush­fires in Mar­garet River,” she said.

“We have been work­ing with a num­ber of lo­cal wildlife res­cue and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion groups and have since re­leased three more west­ern ring­tail pos­sums into our bush­land sanc­tu­ary at the es­tate.”

All equip­ment will be be pro­vided, and vol­un­teers will be re­warded with a glass of wine and lunch at the win­ery’s tast­ing room af­ter­wards. RSVPs are needed by Mon­day via email to tast­in­groom@pas­se­lestate.com or by phon­ing 9717 6241.

Pic­ture: Therese Col­man

Pas­sel Es­tate man­ager Sandy Wil­son and gar­dener David Chadwick are pre­par­ing for the win­ery’s na­ture con­ser­va­tion day next week.

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