24 April 2013

Cotter Restoration Celebration

| Barcham
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ACT Greening Australia and Canberra Centenary would like to celebrate the work done by volunteers during and after the Canberra Bushfires 10 years ago, so they’re putting on an event at the Cotter.

The Lower Cotter Catchment is again teeming with life thanks to the efforts of thousands of volunteers and a partnership between Greening Australia and the ACT Government. The achievements in the Cotter area are a powerful symbol of the community’s recovery from that devastation.

To celebrate everyone who has volunteered over the years in invited to the Cotter to reflect on what has been achieved, and look ahead to what the future holds for these landscapes. If you’ve not yet been a part of recovery effort, this is your chance.

There will be a community planting event and ceremonial tree planting, followed by a panel discussion about the achievements to date, music from The Cashews, The Burley Griffin, and Lavers, artistic performances, guided hikes, children’s activities, aboriginal plant use demonstrations, and tours of recovery sites.

Lunch and fresh coffee will be provided, free of charge, and disabled amenities will be available on-site.

Bring the family along to celebrate this great achievement!

If you’re keen to get involved they would like you to RSVP with an email to admin@act.greeningaustralia.org.au or a call to 02 6253 3035.

They’re also doing free buses:

8:30am and 10.30am – City-West Bus Terminal (Marcus Clarke St, Canberra City)

9:00am and 11.00am – Stromlo Forest Park

Buses will return from the event to both locations at 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

Check out the website for more info.

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