Conserving Local Wetlands: Bayside

More than 30 volunteers turned out to plant 500 new native plants in the Hawthorne Street natural area as part of Councils commitment to our conserving our wetlands.

This reserve is part of the Rockdale Wetlands Corridor, a vital green space in the heart of Sydney, listed as one of the most important fish nurseries in Botany Bay and a haven for diverse threatened species and ecological communities.

The day was run by Community Volunteers Australia in partnership with Bayside Council and Georges Riverkeeper.

Uncle Michael West provided a Welcome to Country, and Rob Dixon from Georges Riverkeeper led a walk through the reserve talking about the importance of wetlands like Hawthorne Street natural area.

NSW Young Australian of the year Lottie Dalziel was also there to explain how we can all help by reducing plastic waste at home.

Thank you to everyone who turned out to help preserve our unique waterways and wetlands.

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