CORLETTE Parks Reserves and Landcare Group have a general working bee planned at the Lorikeet Reserve, Spinnaker Way Corlette at 9am Monday 3 April.
This reserve is used regularly by locals walking or biking through, family gatherings and to exercise dogs.
With continued maintenance this area will eventually form part of a wildlife corridor to link Kingfisher Reserve and Mambo Wetlands to Lorikeet Reserve and Corlette Hill.
The Corlette Parks Reserves and Landcare Group is made up of local volunteers who help look after various parks, reserves and bushland areas in Corlette.
The main focus of the group is to improve the presentation of parks and reserves, and to undertake bush regeneration and habitat improvement projects.
As volunteers of Port Stephens Council, they are supported with equipment, advice, training and insurance.
The group’s goal on April 3 is to tidy and improve the area which has been planted with the enthusiastic help from our local community over the past two years.
A total of 2400 native trees and grasses have been planted in this area since November 2015 and all are coming along well.
The group invite any volunteers to come and work in the area regularly to tidy and keep the weeds down until the native plants are fully established.
“We hope we are able to encourage locals to join our friendly group of volunteers who are a 355c Committee operated under the Port Stephens Council,” Barb Stack, Publicity and New Membership Officer told Bay News Of The Area.
“Interested helpers can meet us at 9am at the main entrance to Lorikeet Reserve on Spinnaker Way (adjacent to Windward Close), Corlette,” Ms Stack said.
“Tools are supplied, solid shoes are necessary with protective clothing and a hat,” Barb Stack added.
Morning tea will be provided afterwards on the lovely sandstone rocks put in by Urban Growth when the reserve was first established.
Contact the Works Co-ordinator Margaret Wilkinson on 4981 2881 or Barbara Stack, New Membership Officer on 4919 1415 for more information.
By Jewell DRURY