Only Let Rain Down the Drain!

Come along to Banora Point Western Drainage System (WDS) on Saturday February 16th and Saturday the 23rd of March for a family planting day. Conservation Volunteers Australia is hosting the event, which commences at 9am and will take place behind housing at Foxhill Place. Parking will be available street side at the end of Foxhill Place and Brighton Place. The planting will take place along this section of the WDS and additional activities will include hand pulling weeds and removing rubbish.

Project Officer Shae Kolk says, “It will be a great day so come on down and get your hands dirty. We will be planting native Lomandra and Carex to help reduce sediments and runoff entering the System.” The planting will go ahead rain or shine, so come prepared for all weather.

Conservation Volunteers Australia is committed to help Tweed Shire Council improve the health of the Western Drainage System and get the community involved. In conjunction with Councils’ improvements of undertaking structural works to remove shallow points and extending floating reed beds, Working Bees are held every Friday, meeting at 9am along Avondale Drive.

Find dates and register for Working Bees here

And if you want to be more involved in local environmental projects, CVA is looking to establish a Banora Point Landcare group. Contact Shae Kolk to find out more [email protected]

Protective clothing should be worn when taking part in planting activities including covered sturdy shoes or boots, hat and gardening gloves. Refreshments will be provided and to help cater for everyone please RSVP to Shae Kolk on 0475 973 888 or via email at [email protected]

Conservation Volunteers Ballina, 53 Tamar Street (02)6681 6169

Western Drainage System