What: We're supporting OzFish to plant approx. 700-800 trees along the river, on the zoo’s river frontage. This is part of the Wambuul Macquarie Riverbank Restoration Project that will plant a total of 2400 trees over the year, as well as controlling weeds. Native plants will provide food for fish (insects that live in them drop into the water), shade over the river, improved water quality/run off, and help stimulate the food web of the river by providing carbon input (leaves/sticks/branches falling into the river).
Who: The project is run by OzFish along with our key partners Taronga Western Plains Zoo and Dubbo Rivercare. Numerous other community groups are involved, including Wambangalang Environmental Education Centre, Transition Dubbo, Dubbo Local Aboriginal Lands Council and Healthy Rivers Dubbo. Anyone is welcome to come along to the tree planting day. This project is funded by the federal government’s Murray-Darling Healthy Rivers Program. Registration and info on site location is here. Note the google map pin is not in the exact location – follow the written directions for access to the site.
Please register so we know numbers for lunch and logistics.