Publish on 26 Sep 2019
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Media Release - 26 September 2019
The bees and butterflies will be the big winners from a community tree planting project at John Kidd Reserve in Blair Athol on Saturday, 5 October between 9am and 12pm.
The reserve is comprised primarily of Cumberland Plain Woodland vegetation, a critically endangered ecological community of which only 6400ha survives in scattered fragments across Western Sydney.
The community is invited to help revegetate John Kidd Reserve with a mix of 500 native plants, including four tree, four shrub and three grass species, to restore the endangered ecosystem and encourage insect pollinators like bees and butterflies to work their magic.
“It is vital that we look to regenerate and preserve areas of Cumberland Plain Woodland found in the Campbelltown LGA,” said Mayor George Brticevic.
“We all know how important pollinating insects such as bees are to the wider ecosystem,” Cr Brticevic said.
“This event is a fantastic way for the community to get involved in our efforts and take ownership of protecting our natural environment,” he said.
The project is the final part of Council’s commitment to the National Parks Association’s ‘Bringing Back the Buzz’ grant program funded by the NSW Environmental Trust.
Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about the work that the John Kidd Reserve Bushcare Group is doing to enhance biodiversity within the reserve.
The Bushcare Group meets at the Blair Athol Community Hall on the first Saturday of the month from 9am to 12pm.
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