Habitat for Biodiversity – Success

What a fantastic day!  All who attended Napoleon Reef Landcare’s first event on Sunday were treated to a wonderful program of talks and demonstrations that provided outstanding information about the birds, plants and habitats of our area and how to care for them.  The demonstration of constructing habitat hollows in dead trees or branches captivated everyone and the detailed explanation of ecological burning has been inspirational.  This was a day for community and sharing.  There were outstanding displays of beetles, bug and other intriguing aspects of our environment, plants, historical photos and the work of our talented artists Nic Mason and Katrina Daly.  There was lots of conversation, fun draws for a wide range of donated prizes as well as delicious food throughout the day.  Everyone involved in the planning and delivery the day, the guest speakers and those responsible for the various displays, those who provided the prizes and all who attended are to be congratulated on their part in making the day such an outstanding success.  We look forward to further community days in coming months.

Local areas cleaned up

A group of enthusiastic residents spent the morning of Sunday 5th March collecting roadside litter and rubbish as part of Clean Up Australia Day 2017.   The areas covered this year were Walang Drive, Napoleon Reef Road, Glanmire Lane, Yarras Lane and the RMS stockpile site at Walang.  This was a joint activity of the Napoleon Reef, Walang & Glanmire Residents Association and the Glanmire-Walang RFS which provided its tankers to act as traffic calmers.  Bathurst Regional Council supported the clean-up providing gloves, bags and high-vis vests for the volunteers as well as collecting the accumulated rubbish. Justifiably pleased with their morning’s work, the volunteers concluded the morning enjoying a well-deserved sausage sizzle lunch.

The photos show some of the volunteers and some of the rubbish collected.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in the clean-up and to all those residents who take pride in our beautiful area and help maintain it for all to enjoy.

Clean Up Australia Day 2017
Clean Up Australia Day 2017