COMMUNITY members will bring attention to regional koala habitat loss at a “koala picnic” in the Leard State Forest, near Boggabri, tomorrow.
Residents will meet from 11am to 3pm to socialise and discuss the habitat issue, which they say is being threatened by three open-cut coal mines set for the area, which is also prime habitat for the iconic marsupial.
The event will include activities for children and adults, including discovery walks, games, a koala costume parade, painting and a campfire
Event organiser Pat Schultz hopes many people will attend the event, part of Lock the Gate’s national week of action on coal and coal seam gas expansion.
The picnic will be held at the Front Line Action on Coal group’s camp, at the southern end of the forest on Leard Forest Rd.