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Friday the First of November 2019

By Jane Anderson

Upper Kedumba Bushcare Group were privileged to have 20 Veolia staff come up from Sydney to participate in one of their Bushcare days – this site is part of “The Gully”.  We successfully planted 400 native seedlings in an area previously cleared of Privet and Holly with the help of the Council’s urban weeds program.

Bethany King, a Gully Traditional Owner and the lovely daughter of the wonderful David King GTO, had a fantastic opportunity to organise this event combining her deep connection with Country and with her role as Human Resources Coordinator at Veolia – a company turning waste into energy.

David welcomed the group with a traditional smoking ceremony followed by an interesting  walk and talk around the Gully. The day was also filmed as part of Veolia – 2020 Reconciliation Action Plan Launch (see link below).

The team then got stuck into a day ‘greening up’ Upper Kedumba. They planted ferns and shrub layer plants then continued to rehabilitate a soak area.

Many thanks to the team and for Veolia for supplying the plants from Wildplant Rescue!

The GTO Upper Kedumba Bushcare group and Bushcare are very grateful for the fantastic help.

Upper Kedumba planting day with Veolia staff Photo: Jane Anderson

“Veolia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present”

Click here to view: Veolia – 2020 Reconciliation Action Plan Launch https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=vO7HZTPotQI

The Gully Get Together

Come and join the 3 Bushcare/Swampcare groups working in this catchment and get planting!!

Bower Birds Bower

We are aiming to plant 400 plants on the day at the Upper Kedumba Bushcare site, to enhance the viability of a healthy riparian corridor, where major works have been completed with a protecting our places grant.

We will have a lovely brunch and short talks by members of the groups on history, culture and health of the catchment and even some fungi id and info a fun..day !

To book for catering purposes contact the Bushcare office 4780 5528.