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Dr Tony Parkes, co-founder and President of Big Scrub Landcare.

Presented by Big Scrub Landcare in association with Rous County Council, the 20th annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day will be held on Sunday, October 21.

Unfortunately, owing to recent rain, the ‘spiritual home’ of the Big Scrub day has been forsaken this year in favour of the more weatherproof surrounds of the Lismore Town Hall.

One of many attractions during the day will be the Rous County Council Marquee, which will feature numerous interactive workshops covering everything from native bees through to plant propagation and weed biosecurity.

‘The critical restoration work that continues to be undertaken in the Big Scrub Rainforest is a shining example of how we can all work together to conserve and enhance biodiversity in our region,’ Mr Rudd added.

‘Side by side with Big Scrub Landcare, landowners and other groups, we remain committed to delivering and supporting initiatives aimed at protecting and restoring this rainforest area, especially given the benefits to the region’s water catchments,’ he said.

The Big Scrub Rainforest Day runs from 7am to 3pm. Visitors are asked for a gold coin donation at entry.

Further information about the Big Scrub Rainforest Day – including the full program – is available at www.bigscrubrainforest.org or www.rous.nsw.gov.au.


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