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May 07, 2015 at 4:11 AM
Georges River Upper Reaches - Monday 11th May 2015
Meet the bus at Campbelltown Train Station 8.30am. Travel to Dharawal National Park - stop at Freres Rd Crossing - hear from National Parks
Association, Macarthur region. Travel to Minerva Pool for morning tea - hear from NPWS.
Travel to Simmo’s Beach Macquarie Fields - easy kayak upstream and back on flat water (5 km). Return to Simmo’s Beach for lunch - hear from local
Bushcare groups. Bus returns to Campbelltown 3pm
Georges River Lower Reaches - Tuesday 12th May 2015
Meet the Georges River Environmental Education Centre 8.30am. Breakfast at Chipping Norton Lake - hear from Georges River Riverkeeper and Aboriginal
Trainees and undertake litter clean up. Travel by bus to Oately Park for lunch - hear from bushcare volunteers and supervisors about work in bushland
reserves on the Georges River waterfront. Walk to Lime Kiln Bay and hear about the wetlands.
Travel by bus to Lambeth Reserve - hear from Bankstown Council bushcare - kayak from Lambeth Reserve to Georges River NP Boat (5km paddle into the
incoming tide). Return by bus to Environmental Education Centre 5pm
Hawkesbury River - Thursday 14th May 2015
Meet Deerrubin Boat Ramp Mooney Mooney 8.40am. Travel by boat to Spectacle Is for a day with regular Floating Landcare Volunteers. Hear
about Floating Landcare and what it has achieved. Have lunch with the volunteers. Return to Deerubbin Boat ramp 2pm
Nepean River - Sunday 17th May 2015
Meet at end of Russell St Emu Plains 8.30am for light breakfast. Hear from Bass Sydney about their Landcare work. Kayak 8.5 km on flat water - hear from
Willow Warriors about their Black Willow control program, the impact of flood events in 2012 and 2013, the changes in water quality releases from STP plants
along the river and the pending transfer of land along the eastern bank from private companies to public land.
Meet with Yellomundee Aboriginal Bushcare, Yellomundee Regional Park for lunch, some bushcare work and a cultural burn (weather permitting) 1pm
Parramatta River - Saturday 30th May, 2015
Meet 9am for breakfast at Armoury Wharf, Sydney Olympic Park, to hear from Birdlife Australia and bushcare groups working along the Duck River.
Travel by boat or kayak to Cabarita Park, Cabarita for lunch 12pm.
Travel by boat or kayak to Ballast Point Park, Birchgrove for afternoon tea and end of event celebration. Along the way, hear stories from Bushcare
groups working across the Parramatta Rivercatchment and visit a range of interesting sites on the river. Return to Amoury Wharf by boat by 5pm.
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