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Activate Saplings Tree Planting Festival 2023 - Noman's Lake

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Activate Saplings are pumped to bring you our second ever tree-planting festival created for and by the next generation of environmental stewards! 🙌🌳

If partying, camping, going to a live gig or getting out of the city is your usual long weekend imperative, we have it all packaged up for you – but the best bit? 36,000 TREES are the VIP’S of this party 😏 

These seedlings have been lovingly grown in Parnell nursery and were generously funded by State NRM Community Stewardship Grant. With the support of Trillion Trees, Activate Tree Planting and your very own hands we’ll put these seedlings where they belong, on Wiilman Noongar Boodja, over three days full of food, community, music and dancing.

Please note!!!!

This Activate event has a slightly different flavour….
This event is run by young adults aimed at empowering and inspiring young adults! All are welcome, but be aware there are no dedicated activities for children, supervision, early dinners or quiet zones – and the partying will go ‘til late ;)

Alright, let’s goooo! ⚡️⚡️

Activate Saplings is the youth division of Activate Tree Planting. Our core crew is a bunch of twenty-somethings who are totally sold on the Activate festival model and its mission and values. Guided by the Activate Tree Planting leaders and elders, the Saplings are learning the ropes of organising Activate festivals. Our aim is to involve, connect with and inspire young people just like us with the Activate mission, vision and energy – to plant seeds of hope for our future through a festival of celebration and connection to place.

You’ll meet Angus Armstrong, a local farmer concerned about the impact of extensive clearing on the land. He welcomes us back to his family farm to build on his own efforts creating ecological corridors that connect remnant bushland areas, restoring the health of the land and expanding much-needed habitat for native fauna. A carefully selected variety of salt-tolerant native species have been grown especially for us to plant at this event to restore creek buffer areas and valley flats.

A special live musical experience awaits you with acts from local musicians of diverse genres. Each night you can listen to the music from your spot round the fire or dance in the open air to celebrate getting all those trees in the ground, so be ready to groove! It’s also entirely acceptable to bring your instruments for a campfire jam session 😀 The music doesn’t stop there – what’s a DJ to do while we’re out planting trees!? Come and find out…

WHAT’S COOKING? 🧙‍♂️🧙‍♀️ 🍲
The real heroes of the festival - our Kitchen Wizards and Witches - are preparing all your hot meals and snacks to boot! Fresh, healthy, nourishing meals made with love and eaten together… there’s nothing better to fuel us through the weekend.


The best thing about Activate is the people! Participate in community, dance with new friends, yarn around the campfire, stretch out under the stars, listen to the trees, connect with nature. We are lining up some cool activities for you in your downtime including the opportunity to work with wood to create some beautiful take-home memories. Look out for the finalised weekend program!

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where this event is held and recognise their continued custodianship and connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We celebrate the stories, culture and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders of all communities who also work and live on this land.

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We'll also send out an email closer to the event with everything you need to know to have a fantastic and safe weekend!
Ticket terms and conditions can be accessed here. (Please note that refunds can only be given up to one week prior to the event, so we have time to give it a new home!)

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