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    waterways for better fishing
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  • Working to make healthy
    waterways for better fishing
    and a better future

Dubbo Family Tree Planting Day

Dubbo Family Tree Planting Day

Dubbo Family Tree Planting Day

1 March 2017

The Inland Waterways are holding a Dubbo family tree planting day on Sunday 2nd April, and need the help of Dubbo families and children to try and get over 1,000 trees in the ground in a single day. The volunteer organisation invite the local community to Biddybunge Reserve to help plant native trees, with major sponsor Shimano coming to the party to help local fishers and environmentally minded members of the community improve around 700 metres of the riparian zone, that is critical for the river's health in the central Dubbo area.

“If we can get 100 Dubbo families to just plant 10 trees each, we will have 1,000 new trees in on the banks of the Macquarie River, no problems at all” , IWRA  Vice President, and Dubbo citizen of the year Mick O’Neill said.

“We will have the trees ready on the day, with the River Repair Bus crew already teaming up with Dubbo Regional Council to prepare the site, and ensure the trees are in the correct position relevant to their species, with the best chance of survival,” Mick said.

The riparian zone is the belt of vegetation immediately aligning with rivers banks and is directly related, and critical to the health of the river. Native fish such as the iconic Murray Cod, Yellowbelly, and the endangered trout cod can source as much as 40% of their food from the riparian zone, with insects and other creatures all forming a vital part of the natural food web.   

What you will need: SHOVEL & RAKE, hat, sunscreen, gloves, long pants and boots.

Join in for a FREE SAUSAGE SIZZLE afterwards supplied by Dubbo Regional Council.

For more information call Matt Hansen on 0427 454357

Those wanting to attend, please meet under the railway bridge at 10 am on April 2nd on the western side of the river. (Across the river from Riverdale shopping centre.)

Dubbo families are invited to the Shimano Family Tree Planting day from 10am-1.00pm on Sunday, April 2nd. Pictured are Archie O’Neill, Jack & Cooper Hansen practising for the day.