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Australia has lost 25 per cent rainforest, 45 per cent of open forest, 32 per cent woodland forest and 30 per cent of mallee forest in 200 years according to the Wilderness Society – so plant a tree.

With Landcare Week coming up from August 7 to 13, Byron Shire and the Northern Rivers have several strong landcare groups to get involved with. 

Brunswick Valley Landcare Community Liaison Officer, Joanne McMurtry, says, ‘From farmers planting wildlife corridors on their properties, to students learning about biodiversity and where their food comes from, to community groups creating native seedbanks, to businesses encouraging their staff to volunteer with landcare groups – there are opportunities for everyone to take action’.

‘Some of our volunteers have worked with Brunswick Valley Landcare for more than 20 years, working tirelessly away at weeding and maintaining sites, improving habitat, and land management to contribute to a better future for all’.

McMurtry says local activities for Landcare Week start on Sunday August 6. 

‘Find us at Federal Family Fun Day at Federal Community Children’s Centre between 10am and 2pm’. 

‘On Wednesday August 9, Science in the Pub will be held at the Hotel Brunswick’, McMurtry says. 

It’s titled Improving Habitat in a Changing Climate.

‘Come and hear experts talk about climate-resilient plants for habitat and the latest habitat conservation efforts in the area. Hotel Brunswick offer discounts on meals and drinks via Publinc’. 

On Friday August 11, BVL will be at Mullumbimby Farmers Market with their stall, and on Saturday August 12, BVL will be at Heritage Park Mullumbimby open morning, from 9 to 11am. 

‘Come and chat to volunteers who look after these areas, and view many local native plants being tended and cared for in the Maslen Arboretum’.

For more info visit www.brunswickvalleylandcare.org.au.

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