Connect with nature at Parramatta council’s National Tree Day event on Sunday, July 27 at Kariwara Street Reserve, Dundas from 10am to 1pm.
Residents are invited to come along to help plant native plants and meet some Australian Wildlife such as lizards, frogs and snakes.
A free barbeque lunch will be provided to registered volunteers from 12pm.
Parramatta lord mayor Cr John Chedid said: “National Tree Day is a great event for families, it’s a chance to take part in an important conservation project, learn about native flora and fauna and meet your local community.
“We are aiming to increase biodiversity and improve habitat in the reserve by planting at least 5,500 trees, shrubs and ground-covers along the creek line.
“Council has supported this event for many years. In the last six years, we’ve planted more than 30,000 native plants to protect local bushland.” Council staff will be on hand during the day to provide information, tools and other equipment for planting.
Residents are encouraged to wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants and covered shoes, as well as a hat and sunscreen.
Vineyard Creek Bush care Group will also be holding a National Tree Day event at Robert Green Forest, Oatlands where 600 native trees, shrubs, and grasses will be planted.
For more information, or to get involved with National Tree Day, register at treeday.planetark.org/site/10002784