Looking At Landcare (27/7/2018) – Communities come together for National Tree Day in Forbes and Parkes

Hi Landcarers

We have been thrilled with the response to National Tree Day events this year! We are so pleased to be working with some fantastic partners to provide these community events.

I am looking forward to spending time working together and meeting new Landcarers this weekend. This work will continue the fantastic projects that have already been happening through community planting days.

Both of these sites will receive follow up watering. We are very conscious of the dry conditions but know that the chance to come together as a community and work on a project together is beneficial and encourage any families or individuals off properties to join us on the day. We value you guys and what you bring to our communities and hope that we can show our support to you as a community on NTD.

National Tree Day (NTD) events commence this Saturday, 28 July at the Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre in Forbes, with access via Hill Street (Herbert Street end). on Saturday. Registration commences at 10am and we will be having a project overview and check out the new ‘Hub’.  We will be holding a BBQ lunch, please bring a chair to join with the group for lunch at the completion of planting.

We are pleased to be partnering with Forbes Shire Council, The Wiradjuri Dreaming Centre and Forbes Arts, to compliment the work that has already been done in this special space.

Central West Lachlan Landcare (CWLL) and Parkes Shire Council, are inviting Parkes Shire residents to take part in the second NTD event this weekend at the Water Treatment Plan on Akuna Road. From the Eugowra Road turnoff, travel out past the soccer fields, through the creek crossing and travel approximately 800m and turn right into Akuna Road. The Water Treatment Plan is located on the left, approximately 1km up Akuna Road.

We need you to register! Go to www.treeday.planetark.org to register for either event. I need to know how many sangers to purchase! If you aren’t up for a sausage sandwich, please feel free to BYO. Links directly to the site registrations can be found on our facebook page. Please note that we require people to register on site for safety reasons as well.

“National Tree Day is a timely opportunity to connect with the community, reflect on what’s been achieved through previous plantings and continue to care for our local environment,” said CWLL Chairperson, Margot Jolly.

National Tree Day is Australia’s largest tree-planting and nature care event. Each year over 300,000 people take part in National Tree Day events at 3,000 sites. The campaign has spanned 22 years and lead to the planting of over 24 million trees.

Existing research and feedback show participants feel healthier, happier and more connected to their communities by helping plant in and maintain their local green spaces.

Their newest research, via Pollinate, found 62% of Australians wish they had at least 30 minutes more time in nature per day, and only a third realised they could enhance their time outdoors by using smartphone apps such as plant identifiers and nature trail maps.

For those of you who keen for a walk this weekend at the Harvey Fire Trail, Goobang National Park. Meet at 0900 at the Parkes Lions Park. This is a Medium, 6 kilometre walk. Contact Leader, Peter Cannon on 68661225 the evening before the walk.

For more information about anything in this article, please contact Central West Lachlan Landcare on 02 6862 4914, cwllpo@hotmail.com, facebook or our website at centralwestlachlanlandcare.org

 Until next week, happy Landcaring!