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Community Tree Planting Day – Wambuul Macquarie River 

April 28, 2024 @ 8:00 am 5:00 pm

Join the Community Tree Planting day on Sunday 28 April 2024 and lend a hand to help plant native plants for flying-fox habitat along the banks of the Macquarie Wambuul River.

Commencing at 10 am off Morrisset Street and Zante Lane, downstream of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, the event welcomes adults and kids alike to participate in planting native trees, shrubs, and grasses. The plantings will not only improve the health and function of this much-loved river but will help restore critical roosting habitat for the Little Red Flying-fox and threatened Grey-headed Flying-fox – seasonal visitors to our region!

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 at the Zante Lane end of the Wastewater Treatment Plant service lane accessed via Morrisset Street. 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.

The Wambuul Macquarie River Bathurst Flying-fox Camp Habitat Restoration Project is part of the Flying-fox Habitat Restoration Program assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust in association with Local Government NSW, and Bathurst Regional Council.