Boats and bush regeneration on the agenda for Bar Point
10 October 2016
Green thumbs from the Gosford and Hornsby regions are invited to take part in a unique environmental experience as Floating Landcare visits the beautiful Bar Point.
The award-winning program coordinated by Greater Sydney Local Land Services sees volunteers travel to boat access only locations to carry out bush regeneration activities including weed and marine litter removal.
Senior Land Services Officer Rebecca Mooy said the focus of the day would be to control asparagus fern and other weeds threatening the natural biodiversity of the nearby bushland.
“Floating Landcare and Green Army volunteers have achieved great inroads over the past three years in removing what was a dense asparagus fern carpet beneath the native canopy. The site will benefit from some much needed follow up visits and a few extra hands would go a long way,” she said.
“The Hawkesbury estuary is the southern boundary to the Central Coast. It is a natural paradise but sometimes nature needs a helping hand to stop the damage caused by pest plant species.
Bar Point resident and Floating Landcare volunteer Tracy Duff said hardworking and passionate volunteers have made a huge impact on the local environment.
“My volunteer experience provided me with a beautiful river cruise to an out of the way location and gave me a great sense of achievement,” she said.
The Floating Landcare barge will travel to Bar Point from Deerubbin Reserve boat ramp at Mooney Mooney on Saturday 22 October at 8.30 am.
Return transport from the boat ramp, morning tea, lunch, tools, gloves and guidance from Central Coast council bushland staff are all included in this FREE adventure Landcare activity.
To RSVP email your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Rebecca Mooy on 02 4724 2120.
Floating Landcare is coordinated by the Greater Sydney Local Land Services, which is funded by Landcare Australia Limited and run in partnership with Hornsby Council, Northern Beaches Council, Central Coast Council and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Media contact: Nikki McGrath (02) 4724 2138 M: 0448 953 755