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SUSPENDED Ruth’s Revenge

Unfortunately this event has been SUSPENDED due to coronavirus concerns.

Wednesday 1 April, 2020 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Come along and join Ruth’s friends to commemorate her birthday at Minnehaha Falls Reserve by attacking her nemesis — Montbretia! This annual event brings us closer towards fulfilling her goal of eradicating this weed from Yosemite Creek. 

This annual event is held in the memory of Ruth Ley who dedicated so much time and energy into the Yosemite and Katoomba Creek catchments, and was a founding member of the Minnehaha Bushcare Group and active for 25 years.

Morning tea will be provided, though you are welcome to bring along treats if you would like to contribute to morning tea.

Please RSVP click link below or contact Steve Fleischmann at sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623 by Monday 23 March


Wednesday 1 April, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Steve Fleischmann
4780 5623
end of Minnihaha Rd Seventh Ave
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Australia

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Ruths Revenge

Members of the Minnehaha Bushcare group were joined by about twenty of Ruth Ley’s friends on Saturday 1st April to celebrate Ruth’s birthday at the Minnehaha picnic area. Ruth was one of the founding members of the Minnehaha Bushcare group and was an active member for 25 years. She was also a founding member of the Katoomba Creek Group and active for 20 years, as well as being an active member of 3 other groups.

One of Ruth’s missions in Bushcare was to rid Yosemite and Katoomba creeks of Montbretia. Her many friends gathered to help continue her legacy in getting revenge against the Montbretia in Yosemite Creek. They also helped to install a plaque in her honour and planted a memorial garden adjoining the Bushcare site. The group would like to thank all of Ruth’s friends who made contributions towards the memorial plaque.

Following many weeks of miserable weather, we were very grateful to be treated to a glorious sunny day to work together and enjoyed morning tea, including date muffins and other goodies. We then shared some of our favourite memories of Ruth, who was a good friend and inspiration to us all. The group plans to continue this tradition on 1st April each year.

Ruth Ley

A tireless and founding member

of Minnehaha Bushcare Group

(from 1991 to 2016). Friend and

protector of this land.

An inspiration to Bushcarers

who continue Ruth’s legacy.