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Green the Great West Walk – Backhousia Bushland Reserve, Northmead

June 16 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Come and join Greater Sydney Landcare’s Creating Canopies for a day of tree planting along the Parramatta section of the Great West Walk.

About this event

We’re heading to Toongabbie Creek to green a section of the Great West Walk with native vegetation!

The Great West Walk (GWW) officially opened in 2019 and stretches 65km from Parramatta to the foot of the Blue Mountains. The track passes traverses local river systems, public parklands, Australia’s oldest architecture and the endangered ecological communities like the Cumberland Plain woodland.

Our plantings will help revegetate an important habitat corridor along Toongabbie Creek, which will allow small birds, microbats, and other native animals travel through the landscape. This is your chance to get involved improving your local environment and stretch of GWW track.

Please wear long sleeves, long pants, closed sturdy shoes and a hat / sunscreen, and bring at least 2 litres of drinking water. Also, please bring your own gardening gloves for COVID-19 safety considerations.

On-site training, tools, and refreshments will be provided.

RSVPs are essential. Due to COVID-19 the number of participants for this event is restricted, so to avoid disappointment register ASAP.

Instructions on parking and exact meeting point will be provided to those who have registered. You will need to arrange your own transportation to Westmead Hospital.

All children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information contact Matt at 0408 203 511 or matt.keighery@greatersydneylandcare.org .

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Custodians of the land on which this event will take place, the people of the Dharug Nation.

This event is part of the Creating Canopies in Greater Sydney tree planting project. Funding has been provided to Greater Sydney Landcare Network and Landcare NSW as part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) Premier’s Project, Greening our City, One Million Trees by 2022. We will be will be planting thousands of trees for habitat and shade over the next two years.

To hear about future Creating Canopies events, sign up HERE.


Greater Sydney Landcare Network


Backhousia Bushland Reserve, Northmead