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July 20, 2020

Pictured: Bushcare volunteer Bev Debrincat and Deputy Mayor Jim Sanderson at Bedlam Bay.

 

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The Hunters Hill Bushcare program is celebrating National Tree Day (August 2) by planting 300 grasses, trees and shrubs at Bedlam Bay, and is calling on the community to help by adopting a plant and sending a personal message about why they love their local trees.

The new plants will play a key role in creating habitat for local birds and other wildlife, and contribute to a healthy and vibrant ecosystem, while creating a beautiful place for the community to enjoy.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no official National Tree Day planting events in 2020.

Instead, the local community is invited to get involved and adopt a plant, with the inclusion of a personal message they would like displayed at the site.

Preparations are under way, with volunteers working on the project at a recent planting day.

Deputy Mayor Jim Sanderson was among them.

“Hunters Hill, we’re very unique in that we’re a small community,” he said.

“The work that our Bushcare volunteers do is amazing.

“I think the initiative to adopt a plant is an opportunity for people to contribute in a different way.”

Bev Debrincat is a Hunters Hill Bushcare volunteer of more than 20 years’ experience and is also involved in running Habitat Network, connecting people and habitat for the benefit of native flora and fauna.

“What we’re aiming to do is to improve the small bird habitat corridor,” she said.

“The idea for planting is to get really dense areas of habitat.”

Bushcare welcomed volunteers of all ages on both a one-off and regular basis year-round, Mrs Debrincat said.

With no large community event possible this National Tree Day, adopting a plant was another great way for people to get involved.

Email bushcare@huntershill.nsw.gov.au for information and to register interest.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jacqui Jones, Communications Officer. Phone: (02) 9879 9400

Email: jonesj@huntershill.nsw.gov.au

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