A photography competition, which puts the focus on protecting Box Gum Woodlands, has been installed in the foyer of Tamworth’s Ray Walsh House.
The competition is just one project within an important six year project that the Tamworth Regional Landcare Association has been undertaking with funding from the NSW Environmental Trust, to protect, restore and promote Grassy White Box Woodlands.
It’s estimated that 0.05 per cent of original Grassy Box Woodland ecosystems exist in near original condition, making the mission to preserve them one of high importance.
Tamworth Regional Landcare Association President Paul Moxon said the project aims to highlight not only the beauty of these ecosystems, but also the threats posed to them.
“Grassy White Box Woodlands are rich in ecological diversity and provide integral habitat for our native fauna, many of the remnant woodland communities which stand today face significant and ongoing threats,” he said.
“We hope that by holding this competition, people will take some time out to explore our natural environment. To gain a new perspective, to capture and share the beauty of our the woodlands,” Local Landcare Coordinator Penne Fraser said.
The exhibition will remain in place for two months.
The public is invited to get along and view the photography exhibition during council office opening hours which are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm.