Conservation Volunteering & Tree Planting

Have you ever thought about getting involved to help improve Bathurst’s natural areas? Join Council's Community Engagement Officer at a community planting day or a revegetation maintenance day. Give as much or as little time as you can spare – it all makes a difference to help rehabiliate our local rivers, creeks and woodlands.

Upcoming Community Tree Planting Days 

National Tree Day
Date:  Sunday 16 September 2018 
Time: 9am to lunch (arrive anytime)
Location: along the Macquarie River, off Kefford Street, Bathurst
Directions: Walk through the gates on the corner of Kefford Street and Stewart Street and follow the path towards the river.
Meeting Location: See attached map
Activities: 
The aim of the National Tree Day event is to continue to rehabilitate the Macquarie River and increase habitat for our native fish and wildlife in this important section of river close to town.

Recovery of the Mac Planting Day
Date: Saturday 22 September 2018
Time: 9am to lunch (arrive anytime)
Location: End of Montavella Road, Gormans Hill
Meeting location: See attached map
Activities: Tree planting to improve fish habitat and follow up willow poisoning

Queen Charlotte Vale Creek Planting Day
Date: Sunday 21 October 2018
Time: 9am to lunch (arrive anytime)
Location: Russell Street off-leash dog park, Bathurst
Meeting Location: See attached map
Activities: Planting riparian trees, shrubs and grasses to improve the health of the Creek

Raglan Creek Planting Day
Date: Sunday 11 November 2018
Time: 9am to lunch (arrive anytime)
Location: open space adjacent to Raglan Creek, off Ashworth Drive, Kelso
Meeting Location: See attached map
Activities: Planting riparian trees, shrubs and grasses to improve the health of Raglan Creek

Revegetation Maintenance Days 

Every Thursday and Friday 
Help to maintain revegetation sites within Council's parks and reserves through weeding, mulching and planting.
Contact Bill Josh on 0407 256 791 for park locations as they vary week to week.

Further Details

No experience is needed and all plants and equipment are provided. Please bring water and wear suitable shoes and clothing for being outdoors. Gardening gloves will be supplied, however if you have your own please bring them. The event will go ahead in light rain, so please bring a raincoat if required. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult carer.

For further information please contact Bill Josh on 0407 256 791 or Stevie Armstrong (Environmental Programs Coordinator) on (02) 6333 6285 or .

 Volunteers planting trees

 

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