Locals with a passion for the environment need look no further than Campbelltown City Council’s January to June 2017 calendar of activities, workshops and awareness campaigns, for practical ideas on how to protect and improve the environment.
The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living regularly hosts free workshops, and there are plenty of environmental events residents can get involved in, including Earth Hour which will be held from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday 25 March – and it’s all detailed in the calendar.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said local residents were lucky enough to live in an area of significant natural beauty, with pristine bushland and waterways, and prolific wildlife, not too far from where they live.
“There are lots of opportunities for residents to get outdoors and connect with nature, including bird-watching, swimming, bushwalking and volunteering with one of Council’s Bushcare groups,” he said.
“The environmental calendar is a handy resource for those wanting to get involved in a whole range of activities, including the Catch a Carp competition on Sunday 2 April and the Dharawal Indigenous Guided Walks, which are held monthly from February to November.”
Cr Brticevic said Council was always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join its Bushcare groups, and participate in activities such as tree planting, wildlife spotting, erosion control, weed management and cleaning up litter in bushland.
“Council has several Bushcare groups which work at different locations throughout the local government area,” he said.
“Bushcare volunteers are a vital part of Council’s overall environmental program, and aim to preserve and rehabilitate local bushland areas to ensure our current and future residents can continue to connect to the natural environment.”