BBQ Fun and Conserving the Nodding Geebung!
Are you eager to celebrate National Tree Day a little bit early this year? Join Conservation Volunteers Australia, along with Penrith City Council and the Office of Environment and Heritage, to celebrate a special "Save our Species" event on July 25th. Come along to the Castlereagh General Cemetery Reserve for the day and help to conserve this unique patch of bushland. While we won't be planting any trees, you can give us a hand by removing exotic plant species and collecting rubbish throughout the site to encourage threatened plant species to naturally regenerate on their own. Be rewarded for your efforts by enjoying a FREE BBQ lunch, and stick around for a guided tour of the site presented by local industry experts. On this tour, you will learn about all the special plant and animal species that live on the site, including a couple of endangered species like the Nodding Geebung. Upon request, we can provide free transport from Penrith train station. Registrations are essential via our Eventbrite event page: http://bit.ly/savingourspecies
DATE & TIME
Thursday, 25 July 2019
9:00am to 2:30am
Corner of Church Street and E Wilchard Road
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
Meet at Castlereagh General Cemetery & Reserve; corner of Church Street and E Wilchard Road, Cranebrook.
Conservation Volunteers will also provide tools and equipment to assist with weed removal and litter collection activities. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to come along, however children under 7 years old must be supervised by an adult at all times and cannot participate in the weed removal and litter collection activity. What to bring: Please ensure that you wear a long sleeved shirt, pants and a hat. A bottle of water is also a must, however we will provide additional drinking water to top up if you find yourself working up a sweat! Transport: Upon request, we can provide transport to and from the work site from Penrith Train Station. If you are driving to Castlereagh General Cemetery, free parking is available.