Join us on Sunday 24 September 2023 for our Community Tree Planting Day and lend a hand to help plant native plants along the banks of the Macquarie Wambuul River.
Commencing at 10 am at Hereford Street Open Space Reserve, downstream of the low-level bridge, the event welcomes adults and kids alike to participate in planting native trees, shrubs, and grasses. The plantings will not only provide important habitat for local wildlife including Trout Cod, Platypus and the Grey-headed Flying-Fox but also improve the health and function of this much-loved river.
After the planting activities, Bathurst Regional Council will host a free BBQ lunch for all participants.
No experience is needed, and we will provide all the necessary plants and equipment. Remember to bring your own water, sunscreen, hat, suitable shoes, and outdoor clothing. To ensure safe hygiene practices, we kindly ask you to bring your own gardening gloves, while hand washing facilities will be provided by the council. And don't worry about a little rain—this event will proceed even in light showers. Just remember to bring a raincoat if needed.
Parking for vehicles is available off Hereford Street on the Kelso side of the river. Four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles to the planting site is ONLY permissible for volunteers with a disability.
For more information contact Councils Community Environmental Engagement Programs Officer Bill Josh (Habitat Connect) on 0407 256 791 or Councils Environmental Programs Coordinator Kristie Kearney on 02 6333 6233