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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
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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Ruth’s Revenge: a morning of Montbretia weeding in memory of Ruth Ley

Ruth doing what she did so well: wiping Montbretia in 2013

The Minnehaha Bushcare Group would like to invite friends of Ruth Ley to join them to commemorate her by continuing her good work restoring Yosemite Creek.

Ruth was a founding member of the Minnehaha Bushcare group and was an active member for 25 years. She was also a founding member of the Katoomba Creek Bushcare group and also worked with the Brahma Kumaris, Leura Park and Upper Katoomba Creek groups for many years.

Ruth was obsessed with Bushcare, and one of her life missions was to rid the creeks of Montbretia. Come and join the group to continue this mission by weeding Montbretia on Saturday 1st April — her birthday. For those not so keen to work in the creek, there will also be an opportunity for planting. We’ll then finish up by enjoying morning tea (including date muffins, of course!)

You are more than welcome to join us just for morning tea if you are unable to weed or plant.

Please RSVP to schew@bmcc.nsw.gov.au by Monday 24 March.