Join the Big Scrub tree planters
THIS year's Big Scrub Rainforest Day, on Sunday, September 16, celebrates the 20th anniversary of Big Scrub Landcare and will be held mostly at Bangalow Park, next to the weir.
The day starts with a 7am bird walk in the Booyong Flora Reserve, and the main activity of the day - tree planting - starts after 10am with a rainforest planting workshop.
Through the day, talks on topics such as weeds of national significance, birds, the Richmond birdwing butterfly and rainforest restoration, will be held at the Bangalow Anglican Hall.
Internationally respected experts like Professor Carla Catteral from Griffiths University and Dr Don Sands will be among the speakers.
Chair of the Big Scrub committee Dr Tony Parkes said the group was "delighted" to be coming to Bangalow.
"It's a great opportunity for the people of Bangalow to make a real contribution to their community by planting a rainforest tree.
"We have more than 600 to plant."
There'll be fun and games for children throughout the day and community organisations' stalls and exhibits.
"We want to help people be better informed about what's in their own backyard and where they can go for practical information about how to look after the land," Georgina Jones of EnviTE, one of the organisers of this year's event, said.
All proceeds from a gold coin donation will go to the restoration of the Big Scrub.