Lithgow is a community who cares about their environment
Lithgow City Council Mayor, Stephen Lesslie said today “Council wishes to thank enthusiastic local residents who planted 400 native species at the community planting day held at the foot of Hassans Walls near the corner of Cregans Lane and Wrights Road on the weekend.”
Hassans walls reserve is an important site for biodiversity within our area which has been under threat from weeds.
Council has been implementing a program to control environmental and noxious weeds within the reserve. Reducing weeds improves habitat, reduces erosion and also improves the areas look and safety from fire. Filling the gaps where the weeds were with native species is essential to a bush regeneration project.
This is where dedicated locals have shown that they care about looking after Lithgows environment by lending a hand to plant 400 native plants. In addition to contributing to improving the biodiversity in the area, the volunteers got out and active on a beautiful autumn day and met other likeminded members of their community.
Local residents who missed out on this day still have the chance to be involved in upcoming events or planting days by contacting Council’s Landcare Coordinator Rechelle Fisher on (02) 6354 9999 or registering interest in volunteering on council’s website http://council.lithgow.com/environmental-projects/
This project was made possible through funding and support from our project partners Local Land Services and Lithgow Oberon Landcare Association. It is one of many Natural Resource Management Projects currently operating within the Local Government Area.
Acting Group Manager Environment & Development
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259