Come along to Bilambil to help rehabilitate Duroby Creek

Celebrate National Tree Day this Sunday by joining in a community tree planting event at Bilambil.

Council and Tweed Landcare are hosting this year’s National Tree Day planting event on the bank of Duroby Creek at Bilambil Road Park (accessed via Naponyah Road) from 9am-1pm on Sunday (29 July).

Tweed Shire Council Project Officer – Waterways, Matthew Bloor said this was the 13th year Council had hosted the event.

“It wonderful to see how the community really supports the event with around 100 volunteers regularly digging in to restore native habitats,” Mr Bloor said.

Council has worked closely with Tweed Landcare and Bilambil Landcare volunteers for almost 20 years to restore over 5km of riparian land along Bilambil Creek.

“This year’s planting is a great opportunity for the local community to join in the efforts to rehabilitate Duroby Creek, an important waterway in the Terranora Broadwater catchment.

“The site is ready to plant – we have removed some Camphor Laurel trees from the park and brush cut the long grass. All of the planting holes have been pre-dug and staked. All we need is for keen volunteers to turn up for planting, watering and mulching.”

The event is family friendly and the open grassy areas of the planting site are accessible for people with disabilities.

Please bring some morning tea to share, a wheelbarrow or tub and mulch fork or shovel for spreading mulch. Gloves, tea, coffee and drinking water will be provided.

National Tree Day is Australia’s largest nature care event which has been running for 25 years.

For more information including a map of the project location, visit http://treeday.planetark.org/site/10018357 or contact Matthew Bloor on (02) 6670 2580 or mbloor@tweed.nsw.gov.au

Photo captions:
1. The O’Donnell-Parr family help out at a previous National Tree Day event

Source: Tweed Shire Council Media Centre