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Flying Fox Habitat Tree Planting Day -Threatened Species Day 2020
Sunday 06 September 2020, 10:00 - 12:00
Contact Bill Josh 0407 256 791 or Kristie Kearney 6333 6233

Help rebuild habitat for our city’s threatened grey-headed flying foxes. Don your gardening gloves, embrace the outdoors and lend us a hand to help replant native trees that were recently vandalised along the banks of the Macquarie Wambul River! The day will also commemorate National Threatened Species Day which is held on the following day - 7th September. Learn about the fascinating world of the flying fox and the important role it plays in biodiversity. The trees that you plant on the day will contribute to increasing important habitat for this threatened species.

Commencing at 10am at the end of Morrisset Street (just near the Wastewater Treatment Plant) on the banks of the Macquarie River, adults and kids alike can assist in planting native trees, that once mature, will provide important habitat for this threatened species.

No experience is needed and all plants and equipment are provided. Please bring water, sunscreen, and a hat and wear suitable shoes, and clothing for being outdoors. To ensure safe hygience practices we ask that you please bring along your own gardening gloves. Council will provide hand washing facilities. 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.

Due to Bathurst Regional Councils COVID Safe Guidelines, numbers are strictly limited and volunteers must register prior to this activity. For further information and/or to register please contact Bill Josh on 0407 256 791 or Kristie Kearney (Environmental Programs Coordinator) on (02) 6333 6285 or email.

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Location Macquarie Wambul River off Zante Lane and Morrisset Street
COVID Safe Guidelines

This Community Tree Planting Day is subject to COVID-19 restrictions and will follow all COVID Safe guidelines as outlined in Bathurst Regional Council's COVID-19 Management Plan for Councils Community & Schools Environmental Conservation Volunteer Program.

Staff or volunteers who are feeling unwell, are showing signs of COVID-19, have recently returned from overseas travel or think they may have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, are not to participate in any activity delivered by Bathurst Regional Council and should monitor their health and seek medical attention.

To minimise community spread by non-participants, volunteers will be required to register prior to the activity. ‘Roll-ups’ are not permitted. Advanced registration will allow for information relating to COVID-19 protocols to be disseminated and health and safety information to be collected from all volunteers.