Brimbank City Council invites you to a community planting day to create natural habitat and learn about our local fauna as we celebrate World Environment Day at Sydenham Park on Sunday 3 June at 10am-1pm.
Sydenham Park is Council’s largest public open space and a wonderful natural asset with significant flora and fauna populations and sites of cultural heritage significance.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said that creating a habitat where native animals can thrive was an important way to help restore the natural environment.
“Join the Friends of Maribyrnong to create food and shelter for lizards and birds by planting local native trees, shrubs and grasses along the magnificent Maribyrnong River at Sydenham Park.
“These planting works will help improve the health of the Maribyrnong River and create a healthy environment for our community now and into the future.
“On the day, volunteers can watch a live demonstration of a skilled arborist cutting hollows into trees for our native animals such as sugar gliders, parrots and other wildlife.
“Meet gardening expert Craig Castree, and learn how to create a healthy natural system in your own backyard.
“Animals of Oz will also be there with a live wildlife display of local animals,” Cr Giudice said.
These activities are all part of Council’s new wildlife program in collaboration with La Trobe University and Friends of Organ Pipes National Park Sugar Glider Project.
A barbecue lunch will be provided at no charge. Bring along your gardening gloves, water bottle and wear sturdy shoes and clothing.