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This event is for young adults aged 18 to 35. This event is run by National Parks Association of NSW as part of their 'Wild Wild Inner West' project, and is part of the Cooks River Alliance Wurridjal Festival.
Come join the Mudcrabs at Rosedale Reserve in Croydon Park, along the Cooks River (The River of Goolay'yari from the Pelican Dreamtime Story), for a weekend Bushcare session. In this 3 hour session you'll learn some weed identification and bush regeneration techniques - a perfect entry point for anyone potentially interested in being a Bushcare volunteer or wanting to learn skills to improve their own backyard.
Bush regeneration is part of combined efforts to clean up the Cooks River and provide a safe and attractive environment for everyone in the community to use and enjoy. So come along and find out how to get involved in managing and maintaining our local native bushland!
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Cooks River catchment, together with other Aboriginal people who have made it their home. The river passes through the land of the Wangal, Cadigal and Gameygal people of the Eora Nation, from the upper reaches to the mouth of the river.
The Mudcrabs are a group of volunteers who work on various sites along the Cooks River with the support of the Canterbury-Bankstown and Inner West Councils. The "Mudcrabs" organisation (of which the Rosedale group is a part) have as their raison d'etre - Caring for the Cooks River and Country. They are are closely aligned with the Cooks River Valley Association (CRVA).
Their primary aim is to restore the environment along the river (previously a fairly degraded area) by controlling the weeds and planting a mixture of native shrubs and trees combined with relatively open areas planted with a variety of grasses and rush-like plants to provide a food source and cover for native birds, animals and insects. They have done this very successfully and now in the more established areas we have a wide variety of native plants which have a showy display of flowers at different times of the year and wet areas which prove attractive to frogs and other animals and insects.
Bookings are required.
This project is supported by Greater Sydney Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
Rosedale Reserve, Croydon Park
(along the Cooks River)