Planting for Platypus -- BOOKED OUT

Join us, Greater Sydney Landcare Network and Mulgoa Valley Landcare Group as we help plant habitat for the platypus at Schoolhouse Creek.

As of 18-May, the Planting for Platypus has booked out. If you're interested in similar tree planting events, subscribe to the Bushcare Bulletin.

Did you know Platypus eDNA has been found in the creeks and rivers in the Penrith Local Government Area? So that the platypus can thrive in our LGA, we need your help to improve its habitat!

We’ll be meeting on World Environment Day and...

  • Planting native species to provide native habitat for the platypus.
  • Hear from Dr Michelle Ryan from Western Sydney University, School of Science. Dr Ryan will be sharing some of her research on the local platypus and how we can help protect them.
  • Having some fun doing a water bug activity with Tom Covell from Hooked on Nature. As the platypus’ favourite food is water bugs, Tom will be showing us what water bugs live in the creek.
  • Kids can have some fun at the kids’ activity table with platypus activity sheets.

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

Please wear long sleeves, long pants, closed sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen. We recommend bringing at least 2 litres of drinking water and your own gardening gloves for COVID-19 safety considerations.

Registrations are essential as spaces are limited. 

Instructions on parking and the exact meeting point will be provided to those who have registered. You will need to provide your own transportation to the site.

For insurance purposes, you must be accompanied by an adult if you are under 16 years old.

About Creating Canopies 
This event is part of the Creating Canopies project in the Greater Sydney tree planting project. Funding has been provided by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to Greater Sydney Landcare Network in partnership with Landcare NSW as part of the NSW Government’s Priority “Greening Our City”.

Dates & Times

Starts: 05 June 2022 - 09:00 AM
Ends: 05 June 2022 - 12:00 PM


Schoolhouse Creek, Regentville
enter next to 21 Loftus Street
Regentville NSW 2745