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Council taking part in National Tree Day activities

Shoalhaven City Council is calling on residents to make a positive contribution to the local environment by getting involved in National Tree Day, Australia's biggest community tree planting and nature care event.

Taking place this Sunday 31 July, Shoalhaven City Council are helping host a number of tree planting and nature preservation events right throughout the area.

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said he encouraged local residents to become involved in this unique event saying National Tree Day provided a great excuse to get outside and help reduce the area’s carbon footprint.

“National Tree Day is an easy and fun way to get outdoors and make a positive contribution to the local environment,” said Clr Green.

“Since National Tree Day began in 1996, more than 2.5 million volunteers have planted 16 million native trees, shrubs and grasses.

“Such simple actions have positive flow on effects for generations to come and I would strongly encourage local residents to take up the challenge and get involved at one of the many sites across the Shoalhaven.”

Shoalhaven City Council will be joining with local Bushcare Groups in hosting tree planting and bush regeneration sessions throughout the day.

Shoalhaven events –

• Bens Walk Bushcare Group – 9am. Meet at the hanging rock lookout area behind the Nowra Showground.
• Bomaderry Creek Bushcare Group – 10am. Meet at the Nerang Rd Picnic Area, Nerang Rd (opposite tennis courts) Bomaderry.
• Golden Cane Drive North Nowra – 10am.

Held as a precursor to National Tree Day, Schools Tree Day will be held throughout the area on Friday 29 July.

Schools Tree Day allows children and young people to learn about trees and the role they play in our environment in a fun and practical way.

Locations for School Tree Day events include -

• West Street, Greenwell Point
• River Road Reserve, Shoalhaven Heads

For more information please visit the National Tree Day website.

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