Want to meet new people and visit new places? Participate in a fun activity that helps the environment and is great for your health? Come along for a day or become a member of a friends of group? Then check out the environmental activities that the City of Bayswater is involved in. Stay tuned for dates of these upcoming events in 2011.
Great Gardens Workshops:
Great for anyone from experts wishing to expand their garden knowledge to those who can never manage to keep their garden alive! Why not register and come along to learn more tips on local plants, watering, pruning, mulching, fertilisers and much more. Great displays and freebies will keep everyone entertained. Not only will your garden thank you, but the environment will too!!
Click on the link below to register or call 1300 884 764 www.theforeverproject.com.au.
Friends of Groups:
Good water quality relies on a healthy catchment. A key to this is the restoration of creeks, bushlands and wetlands undertaken by dedicated members of our community. The city helps support groups with these activities through financial support and officer time.
• Friends of Gobba Lake
• Friends of Lightning Swamp
School / Community Planting Days:
Community and school planting days are held annually during July. This is an opportunity for students and community members to become actively involved in helping to restore natural bushland back to its original habitat.
Catchment Activity Days:
The City holds the Bayswater Catchment Activity Day annually with Ribbons of Blue at Riverside Gardens. Numerous outdoor activities help to educate the students and raise awareness amongst the community. Professional development and resources are provided to teachers prior to the event to ensure in-class learning continues following the activity days.
Autumn Rivers Festival:
Every year the Autumn Rivers Festival is held at Riverside Gardens and an environmental station is set up to help raise awareness on catchment issues amongst the community.
Clean Up Australia Day:
In the past, recreational orientated locations have been selected as an ideal setting to reinforce the hands on approach the City is taking to address the problems of pollution and algal blooms associated with high levels of nutrients within the Catchment and how the community can become involved. The day is always a great success with local community members helping to clean up the foreshore and surrounding bushland.
To become involved in any of these activities please call the Cities Environmental Coordinator on 9272 0692.