GET your hands dirty for a good cause this October by joining one of Macleay Landcare's many workshops.
The sessions range from tree planting to a Cane Toad information night, all with the intention to educate and improve sustainability in the Macleay Valley.
Landcare coordinator, Andy Vinter encouraged everyone to sign up.
"What's good about these events is that it brings community together, and working towards a common goal to restoring our environment," Mr Vinter said.
"It's a good way for people to learn about the environment, weeds and native plants, so we see a lot of people come along just to learn.
"It also enables us to support projects over the longer term, because often we would do a tree planting and walk away, so those field days are a way of providing ongoing support for those sites, so that we know that they are going to make it.
"I encourage people to contact us to RSVP, so that way we know who's going to be attending, and that way we can advise them if there is any last minute changes," Mr Vinter said.
Working in collaboration with Kempsey Shire Council, the network is responsible for over 2000 trees being planted in the valley this year.
Sue Atkinson from Dondingalong commented on her experience at a previous tree planting workshop.
"Andy's been great and I'm so impressed with the workshop, also it's good to see the results here of people's hard work," Ms Atkinson said.
The upcoming October events:
East Kempsey Restoration Project Working-bee.
Saturday 9th October 8-10am at Wharf Rd East Kempsey. Contact: Bruce Raeburn 0458 547 380. Repeated every 2nd Saturday of the month.
Cane Toad and Native Frog workshop.
Thursday 21st October 5 - 7 pm. Port Macquarie (venue details provided on registration). Register here.
Lower Macleay Riverbank Planting Day.
Thursday 4th November 9 - 12 midday, 326 Macleay Valley Way (old Pacific Hwy), Kempsey. Contact: Andy Vinter 0458 945 586.
Summer Island Tree Care Day.
Thursday 2nd December 9 - 12 midday, Summer Island Rd, 3.5km north of Smithtown. Contact: Andy Vinter
Land for Wildlife workshop.
Thursday 9th December 6 - 8 pm, South Kempsey (private property). Further details to be provided. Contact: Andy Vinter
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