VOLUNTEERS from Tamworth and surrounds spent Saturday maintaining the Peel River bank to help keep the waterways clean.
The Tamworth Urban Landcare Group’s (TULG) working bee saw the environmental volunteers watering and planting trees and maintaining the existing plantings.
The group’s Stephanie Cameron said the morning’s work “went really well” as they cleaned up around the trees and reaped the fruits of their previous labours.
“The trees have grown in the last five years since, so we are a bit excited about seeing that,” she said.
“One good thing is we’re collecting a lot of rubbish in the grass riparian area, and that rubbish is not getting into the river, so the area is doing its job.”
Mrs Cameron said, of course, they would prefer that people didn’t drop the litter in the first place, but that everyone did a great job at the working bee cleaning up the area.
This weekend, TULG project co-ordinator Hamish Campbell has an Adventure Landcare event at Nundle and Chaffey Dam.
There is a camp at the Nundle Fishing Club quarters, with accommodation overlooking the dam with a shower/toilet, kitchen and beds.
Mr Campbell will take everyone to Hanging Rock on Saturday for a picnic and bush food walk in the country around Sheba Dams, followed by a social evening under the stars.
On Sunday, campers will be involved in Landcare activities around Nundle.
The event is free and you can get involved by contacting Mr Campbell on 0405 417 154.