Habitat Restoration – Guided Walk and Weed Blitz: Rickabys Creek Reserve

Join us for a special walk and talk by Greater Sydney Local Land Services and a great morning of weeding

We’re joining Conservation Volunteers Australia and Greater Sydney Local Land Services for a special guided walk and talk and weed blitz.

We’ll be starting the morning with a special walk and talk by Greater Sydney Local Land Services’ Senior Land Services Officer for Biodiversity.

Weeding is a great way to protect our native flora and fauna. By removing invasive weeds from our bushland, we’re helping our flora flourish and provide food and habitat for our wildlife.

On-site training, tools, and light refreshments will be provided.

It’s advised participants wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and closed sturdy shoes. We'd also recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen and a bottle of water.

The event is open to everyone with and without Bushcare experience. Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings are essential. Register your place at Eventbrite.

About Rickabys Creek 
Rickaby’s Creek Reserve is an idyllic 9 hectare woodland in the Penrith suburb of Londonderry. 

The reserve is dominated by tall Scribbly Gums and Paperbarks, as well as rare and endangered plants such as the colourful flowering pea Dillwynia tenuifolia, the spikey and elaborate Juniper-leaved Grevillea and the delicate myrtle Microymyrtus minutiflora. 

The woodland is named after the tributary of the Hawkesbury River which adjoins the reserve, Rickaby’s Creek, forming an important wildlife corridor, connecting several remnant patches of Cumberland Plain Woodland across an otherwise fragmented landscape. This connectivity is very important as it allows many animals (such as kangaroos) movement across the landscape – providing them safe passage to escape floods/fires, find water during drought, graze new areas (spreading seeds and stimulating plant growth) and find new mates (in order to maintain a healthy level of genetic diversity). 

With your help we can increase the woodland’s resilience and protect its biodiversity from the recurring threat of weed invasion, removing a variety of destructive weeds which include Mother of Millions, African Lovegrass, Crassula sp. and Asparagus Fern. 

About the Habitat Restoration program 
The Habitat Restoration event program is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust. Penrith City Council is proud to partner with Conservation Volunteers Australia.

Dates & Times

Starts: 22 July 2022 - 09:00 AM
Ends: 22 July 2022 - 12:00 PM

Location

Rickabys Creek Reserve
Meet at the eastern end of Studley Street
Londonderry NSW 2753

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