Be inspired by nature on National Tree Day

Date posted: 18 July 2017

Lake Macquarie Landcare and Planet Ark are inviting Lake Macquarie residents to be inspired by nature and make a positive difference by attending a National Tree Day event in their area on Sunday 30 July.

Warners Bay Landcare will celebrate their fifteenth National Tree Day event with a planting at Feighan Oval on Sunday 30 July. The group has planted more than 100,000 plants in their time and aim to add 800 more natives to their tally at this event.

Landcare site guardian, Steve Dewar, said the event will encourage Warners Bay residents to protect and enhance their local bushland.

“Warners Bay Landcare works to improve the creeks that lead into Lake Macquarie. We rehabilitate creek banks and replant the trees and ground cover that was originally in the area,” Mr Dewar said.

“This National Tree Day, we look forward to working closely with people living nearby to improve natural waterways, bush, encouraging and protecting birds and animals.”

If pulling out weeds is more your style, there are also Landcare working bees happening on 30 July at Charlestown, Rankin Park and Wangi Wangi.

Last year, nearly 310,000 people took part in National Tree Day at more than 3500 sites across the country, planting more than 1.1 million native trees, shrubs and edibles and helping to green urban areas. National Tree Day is organised by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota Australia. For more information and event details, visit treeday.planetark.org.

National Tree Day - Warners Bay Landcare

Sunday 30 July, 9-11am. From Seaman Ave, Warners Bay, walk behind sports club and over bridge to planting area. Barbecue breakfast will be provided.

For more information on National Tree Day events in Lake Macquarie, contact the Landcare Resource Centre on 4921 0392 or lro@lakemac.nsw.gov.au. For details on regularly scheduled Landcare working bees, visit lakemacquarielandcare.org.

Page last updated: 18 July 2017