Join us for the National Tree Day 2016 Guided Walk
Sunday, 31 July 2016
10am - noon
Meet at the roundabout on
Bicentennial Dr. and Balcombe St, Jerrabomberra
The National Tree Day Hike is organised as part of the Stringybark to Environa Revegetation Project, funded under the NSW Environmental Trust.
A primary cause for population decline amongst small bush birds and other animals in the southern tablelands (and elsewhere) is habitat loss and fragmentation.
The Great Eastern Ranges project, Landscape Links for Small Bush Birds, aims to re-establish connectivity along the Great Dividing Range of eastern Australia, and as a partner member of Kosciuszko 2 Coast, Molonglo Catchment Group has this as a high priority.
Stringybark to Environa Landscape Link is part of a strategy to connect the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo ridges in a belt extending from the escarpment east of the Queanbeyan River and Googong (NSW), through to the Murrumbidgee Corridor in the ACT. It aims at re-establishing high quality connected small bush bird habitats between Environa and Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) Reserves. Additionally, it will fence out and restore a key 20ha patch of remnant woodland (Jasper’s Gorge) within Environa.
While building local community ownership of the link in Jerrabomberra, the large QPRC conservation land, comprised of Stringybark Reserve and the Cooma Road Offset Block, will help raise public awareness of the importance of the Murrumbidgee to Molonglo link and the role that local sites (particularly Stringybark Reserve and Jerrabomberra Ck) play in hosting endangered small bush birds as they move across the landscape.
Queanbeyan held a tree planting day in April of this year as part of the Stringybark to Environa Revegetation project. The National Tree Day hike will tour through these recently planted areas, as well as ramble through established local vegetation. Members of Queanbeyan Landcare look forward to sharing their knowledge of the natural and heritage values of these areas with you.
Please remember to bring a hat, sturdy shoes and any food or drink that you may need over the walk.
Enquiries can be directed to 6297 5615 (Bill) or 6297 4920 (Tom) prior to 31 July. If you have questions on the day of the hike please call 0407 268 797 (Bill).