Rainforest restoration celebrating 30 years at Rocky Creek Dam
THE launch of the 18th annual Big Scrub Rainforest Day was held yesterday to celebrate 30 years of rainforest restoration at Rocky Creek Dam.
Sponsors, Big Scrub Landcare members and event organisers planted new trees into the soil.
"I've long been a supporter of the work Landcare does in regenerating degraded land in this area and Australia-wide. I'm really pleased that we've been able to support these efforts by sponsoring the 2016 Big Scrub Rainforest Day." Stuart Anderson (Flow™ Hive co-inventor and Principal Sponsor of Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2016) said.
"I reckon half the people who work with me at Flow™ have at some point been involved with environmental activism or worked in some way to improve biodiversity.
"I think it's really important to support local initiatives like this that improve the local environment. Think globally, act locally."
Rous Water Catchments Assets Manager, Anthony Acret said all of the key water sources of Rous Water are located with the Big Scrub landscape.
"Big Scrub conservation and restoration protects water at the source and provides for water quality improvement through ecosystem processes," he said.
"Rous Water welcomes the return of Big Scrub Rainforest Day to Rocky Creek Dam. Big Scrub Rainforest Day strengthens the capability of the local communities and Landcare groups working in our water catchment areas to improve the condition of riparian areas, and therefore provides for overall improvement in catchment health and water quality."
Big Scrub Rainforest Day 2016 is presented by Big Scrub Landcare, Rous Water, Rainforest Trust Australia and EnviTE and this year returns to Rocky Creek Dam on Sunday, October 16.
It will feature the usual guided bird, plant use and rainforest restoration walks, practical workshops, presentations, food, entertainment and fun.
Expressions of interest for sponsors, stallholders and volunteers for the 2016 event close July 29.
Visit www.bigscrubrainforest.org.au or email Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.