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Byron Shire
May 8, 2021

Celebrating Pottsville

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Kooee Koala poses with (back, left to right) Council Project Officer Kim Stephan, wildilfe tour hosts Sofia Machado, Rebecca Burch and Cassy Read, dog trainer Rhonda Robinson with Aspen the dog, and Grace and Finlay (sitting) ahead of the Wild about Pottsville celebration. Photo supplied.
Kooee Koala poses with (back, left to right) Council Project Officer Kim Stephan, wildilfe tour hosts Sofia Machado, Rebecca Burch and Cassy Read, dog trainer Rhonda Robinson with Aspen the dog, and Grace and Finlay (sitting) ahead of the Wild about Pottsville celebration. Photo supplied.

Creating a fun day for the family at the Pottsville Marketplace on Sunday 25 June a ‘Wild About Pottsville’ will celebrate Pottsville’s wildness and coastal biodiversity.

‘It will be a fun, family-orientated day to highlight our fauna species and ways the local community can help protect and co-exist with local flora and fauna, said Tweed council NRM Project Officer Kim Stephan said.

Early risers can join the bird walk that starts at 7am beginning at the Pottsville beach tennis courts. Don’t forget your binoculars so that you can enjoy coastal birds in their native habitat.

From 9am to noon there will be a range of activities for young and old including the Currumbin Wildlife on Wheels show, free on-lead dog training session by Top Dog Academy and skits from Pottsville Beach Public School highlighting the threats to koalas.

Kooee Koala will drop in for a visit while Pottsville’s own Nature Explorers will lead children’s nature activities and members of the Pottsville & District Men’s Shed will teach kids to make nesting boxes. There will also be a jumping castle, face painting, wildlife-based stalls and lots of prizes and giveaways.

Speed talks will cover topics such as the way Bundjalung people once lived around Pottsville, the Backyard Habitat for Wildlife program, Council’s new My Local Native Garden book, dogs and wildlife, and how we can help koalas and other local wildlife.

The Lions Club will hold a sausage sizzle and special-issue Wild about Pottsville calico bags will be available for a gold coin donation.

‘All proceeds will go to Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers, who do an amazing job caring for our injured wildlife,’ Ms Stephan said.

Visit here for a Wild About Pottsville program of events.


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