Landcare card a boon for koalas

Tuckombil Landcare president Neville Sloss (right) hands over a $500 cheque to (l-r) Friends of the Koala trees officer Mark Wilson, treasurer Frank Roseby and president Lorraine Vass.

Proceeds from the sale of Christmas and gift cards produced by Tuckombil Landcare near Alstonville has proven fruitful for local group Friends of the Koala.

Members decided at our latest meeting to donate $500 $250 from the card sales matched by $250 from group funds to assist in the good work that Friends of the Koala do, Tuckombil Landcare president, Neville Sloss, said.

A card was specifically designed by member Prue Taylor and featured a drawing of a native lilly pilly, the Christmas card version having a star atop.

Neville said thanks must go to past president Bonnie Walker for initiating the idea and members who bought and sold cards.

The donation is a lovely surprise and strengthens existing linkages between the two groups, Friends of the Koala president, Lorraine Vass, said. Some members have had cause to contact us about koalas on their properties and others source koala food trees and rainforest seedlings from the Friends of the Koala plant nursery. Its great to see local groups, which are working so hard in their own way to maintain the regions biodiversity, helping each other out.


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