22 Jul 2016

Volunteer for National Tree Day

More than 9,000 trees, shrubs and groundcovers are expected to be planted during City of Parramatta’s annual National Tree Day event on Sunday 31 July.
The free event is an important conservation project organised by Planet Ark. It will be held at Kariwara Street Reserve, Dundas from 10am to 1pm and has already attracted almost 500 registered volunteers.
The Reserve is part of an ecologically endangered plant community known as Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest. It is also an important wildlife corridor for the native animals and birds of the area. 
“This event is very popular with our community. It provides a great opportunity to work together, to learn about our native flora and fauna, and contribute towards improving the local habitat and biodiversity along the creek line,” City of Parramatta Administrator Amanda Chadwick said.
A regular at National Tree Day, St Patrick’s Marist College School Captain Alexander Ishac attends the event annually with his family.
“The Reserve has strong ties with the local community and school, who really value the space and want to see it thrive as a habitat for local native animals. It is a site often visited for excursions when students are taught about its ecological significance,” Alexander said.
A free barbecue lunch will be provided for registered volunteers as well as an exclusive close-up with Australian native animals, courtesy of Taronga’s Zoomobile.
Registrations can be made here:  http://treeday.planetark.org/site/10010568
Date: Sunday 31 July
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Kariwara St Reserve, Dundas (on-street parking is available on Yawung St, Kariwara St and Bennetts Rd West)