Tree planting at Cudgen Nature Reserve Sunday 15th May

WetlandCare Australia would like to invite the wider community to join them for a community tree planting day at Clothiers Creek Road near Cabarita Beach on the 15th of May to improve habitat for the Tweed coastal Koala population.

WetlandCare Australia is collaborating with project partners Friends of Cudgen Nature Reserve, National Parks and Wildlife Service, Tweed Shire Council and Friends of the Koala to repair over 1 ha of Koala habitat in the reserve. These crucial habitat restoration works will help to safeguard the threatened population of Koalas on the Tweed coast and reduce the decline of this iconic species within our region.

Over the next two years WetlandCare Australia will work with partners and the community to plant 3000 native trees to create important Koala habitat in Cudgen Nature Reserve. Laura White Senior Project Officer at WetlandCare Australia said ‘We are very excited to welcome the community to our first planting day for this project. It will be great to get our hands dirty and work together for practical, tangible benefits for Tweed coast Koalas.’

WetlandCare Australia worked with the community on previous plantings in the reserve back in 2012 which are now established trees providing food for Koalas. The upcoming planting day will be a great opportunity to see the progress of past plantings and to directly expand those works.

Everyone is welcome to attend the tree planting which will be held between 10 am and 1 pm with lunch provided.  This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

To register for the tree planting event or for more information please contact:

Laura White, Senior Project Officer

02 6681 6169