1500 Trees planted by 52 keen #volunteers yesterday to protect the banks of#mcdonnellcreek from erosion and to improve #waterquality entering the#figtreelagoons and the #mulgraveriver. Everyone was there…Traditional Owners, Lenny Landholder, Mary Landholder, local family groups, and kids from 4 local schools. OzFish Unlimited & #BCFCairns provided the BBQ & Prizes….thanks Geoff and Nikki! #OzFish believe ‘Better Habitat, Better Fishing’ and we all wholeheartedly agree. There were some lucky winners of rods, eskys & chairs! This project is a partnership between Mulgrave Landcare and Catchment Group and Greening Australia, supported by the Australian Government Reef Trust and the Accor Hotel Group. It is part of Greening Australia’s #reefaid program to improve water quality on the#greatbarrierreef, and, Mulgrave Landcare’s core business of connecting#biodiversitycorridors throughout the Mulgrave Catchment. #figtreecreek#deeral #fisheryfalls #fnq #rossibros National Landcare Program Wet Tropics World Heritage Area Wet Tropics Waterways Terrain NRM Thanks to Cassowary Coast Regional Council & Johnstone Landcare Group for the trees 🌳🌳🌳🌳🌳
4500 Trees to Plant by Dec 2019!... So get ready for “Corridors Tree Planting no.1 on McDonnell Creek, Sunday August 11, 3pm.”
BBQ supplied by our new partners OzFish (and maybe some prizes to be won).
Time: Come rain or shine, we will be starting at 3pm for Tree Planters followed by Refreshments & BBQ on Figtree Creek.
Directions: Go south of Fishery Falls, slow down, and watch for the signs on the left just before Figtree Creek…turn left after the sign then STOP and look out for trains & locos! Proceed and park away from the loco line.
Bring: Sun smart gear, gloves, covered shoes, water (and named shovel if you have one)
More info: Lisa 0435 016 906
This project is a partnership between Mulgrave Landcare and Greening Australia, supported by the Australian Government Reef Trust and the Accor Hotel Group. It is part of Greening Australia’s Reef Aid program to improve water quality on the Great Barrier Reef, and, Mulgrave Landcare’s core business of connecting biodiversity corridors throughout the Mulgrave Catchment.