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Are you in the mood for a little tree planting? Then this Sunday celebrate National Tree Day at Bilambil and help rehabilitate Duroby Creek.

This is the 13th year that Tweed Council and Landcare have hosted the National Tree Day planting event that sees around 100 community volunteers getting involved.

Tweed Landcare and Bilambil Landcare volunteers have worked closely together for almost 20 years to restore over 5km of riparian land along Bilambil Creek.

‘This year’s planting is a great opportunity for the local community to join in the efforts to rehabilitate Duroby Creek, an important waterway in the Terranora Broadwater catchment,’ said Tweed waterways officer, Matthew Bloor.

‘The site is ready to plant – we have removed some Camphor Laurel trees from the park and brush cut the long grass. All of the planting holes have been pre-dug and staked. All we need is for keen volunteers to turn up for planting, watering and mulching.’

The event is family friendly and the open grassy areas of the planting site are accessible for people with disabilities. Meet on the bank of Duroby Creek at Bilambil Road Park (accessed via Naponyah Road) from 9am-1pm on Sunday, 29 July. 

Please bring some morning tea to share, a wheelbarrow or tub and mulch fork or shovel for spreading mulch. Gloves, tea, coffee and drinking water will be provided. 

National Tree Day is Australia’s largest nature care event which has been running for 25 years.

For more information including a map of the project location, visit http://treeday.planetark.org/site/10018357 or contact Matthew Bloor on (02) 6670 2580 or [email protected].

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