Landcare: Still time to join walk

Hi Landcarers

If you haven't already booked in for the Kokoda walk on Friday, there is still time! In partnership with the National Parks Association (NPA) Lachlan Valley Branch, we are pleased to welcome people on a walk at Kokoda.

Kokoda is the biodiversity offset property owned by CMOC NorthParkes Mines. This property has existing stands of native vegetation and over the past two years they have been working to revegetate the area with over 18,000 trees and shrubs planted.

On Friday, December 10, walkers meet at Bushman's Dam carpark at 8am. All walkers must register to attend with Marg Applebee via cwllpo@hotmail.com or 0418 611 053. Registrations are essential. If wet weather prevails, the walk will be postponed.

Morning tea and lunch will be provided, so indicate if you have any special dietary requirements when you book in. COVID-19 restrictions are still in place.

This walk will be an opportunity to observe with the NPA group, be part of a bird count, look over the planting project, hear from the environmental team and ask questions.

Walkers are reminded to bring along enough water, as well as suitable clothing and sunscreen. A pair of good binoculars and a fold up chair is recommended. A $2 donation per walker is appreciated.

Kokoda Biodiversity Offset was purchased by Northparkes Mines in 2014 and established as a conservation area with the aim of restoring degraded farmland to a functioning woodland.

The conservation area is 350 hectares comprised of open grassland and dense woodland, located in the Mandagery landscape. Northparkes set out to restore 37.3 hectares of degraded grassland to a Grey Box Grassy Woodland community.

Over the course of 18 months, the partnership of Northparkes and Skillset Landworks have undertaken land preparation activities and installed 18,000 tubestock. For more information visit www.centralwestlachlanlandcare.org.