Taree Rotary Park King Charles III Coronation Tree Planting Event
The Rotary Park is not well maintained. The drive has large pot-holes. There are complaints that the ground is very wet after rain. There are some trees, and Rotary planted some bushes last year, but more are needed. The native plant revegetation will help prevent soil erosion and soak up some of the wet that leads to the soggy ground. It will provide shade and enhance the beauty of the area, and increase the biodiversity of the Park, and the native plantings are hardy and they will create semi-private green areas for family groups to gather. Our aim is to plant trees in honour of the coronation of Charles III and his wife Camilla as King and Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. We chose the date for the Event as Saturday 7 October because it is almost one month and one year after Charles acceded to the throne on 8 September 2022, upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II. In 2022, Members of Rotary Club of Taree gathered at Rotary Park to celebrate the unveiling of a montage which features photographs of development of the Manning Valley over last 200 years. We would like to make Rotary Park a place where newcomers traveling through can learn about Taree, the Manning Valley, and the environmental issues and work that is being done to protect the environment, including revegetation with native trees, bush and grasses.
DATE & TIME
Saturday, 07 October 2023
9:30am to 1:30pm
Taree Rotary Park
Frances Rosamond or Grace Maano
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Wheelchairs
TAREE ROTARY PARK is situated at 21-51 Manning River Dr, Taree, New South Wales on the Northern entrance to Taree. It is next to Chatham and nearby to Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre and Taree Recreation Centre (and a big MacDonalds). It is also nearby to the Manning Entertainment Centre (The MEC). The park is wheelchair accessible, there are toilets. Dogs are allowed. There are some picnic tables. Free overnight camping is allowed for one night. A dump site is available within the park. These amenities make the Taree Rotary Park a stop for the many visitors traveling to the area passing through the Manning Valley. We plan to add signage to the Rotary Park so that these many visitors learn about the history of the native plants and the environmental assets that the native trees, bush and grass provide.
Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting,Watering cans / buckets,Drinking water,Snacks,Refreshments,BBQ