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Tweed residents are being invited to help plant more than 600 native trees at Fernvale on Saturday 5 June, as part of a project to protect the banks of Johansen Creek and improve fish habitat.

The activities are planned to mark World Environment Day with the theme of this year’s event globally being ‘ecosystem restoration’.

Tree planting at Cudgenbil Hole near Uki as part of National Tree Day in 2016. Image: Tweed Shire Council

Council has partnered with OzFish Unlimited, Tweed Landcare and Woodland Valley Farm to restore 1ha of creekside habitat at Johansen Creek at Fernvale.

The community tree planting will take place from 9 am to midday, with pre-dug holes to make planting easy.

The new trees will help protect the banks of the creek and improve fish habitat downstream in Dunbible Creek and the Tweed River estuary.

World Environment Day in 2021 is the official launch of the United Nations’ Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and this local project is a great way to become involved in the protection and revival of ecosystems.

Woodland Valley Farm is implementing regenerative systems to improve the health of soils, waterways, animals and humans. The site is located at 7117 Tweed Valley Way, Fernvale.

Visit ozfish.org.au/event/woodland-valley-farm-planting-day to register online.

This will be a COVID-Safe event.

For further information, contact Council on 02 6670 2400 or [email protected]

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