Bundewallah Subtropical Rainforest Field Day 20 July 2014

Organised by Will Armitage and Al Stratton for 42 people passionate about regeneration of rainforest. A great day. A privilege to be asked to MC this event. NSW Environmental Trust Grant: • three properties including Bundewallah Reserve • restore rainforest remnants by reducing weed threat from lantana and privet • creation of buffer zones surrounding Illawarra sub tropical rainforest • increase skills and knowledge of bushcare group and landholders Al Stratton, SCC Bushcare Coordinator gave a brief introduction to Illawarra Subtropical Rainforest and Endangered Ecological Communities: Will Armitage followed with an introduction to Bundewallah Reserve, history of the Bushcare group and work done to date Before setting out to walk and learn in the Reserve, Lyn Clark talked about Berry Primary School Plant Propagation Unit, which has been going for more than 20 years. Two hours later we were back for a most excellent barbeque, more talk and more sharing of experience and information. An excellent day all round. "Thank you" Barbara Armitage for catering, John Clark and Tom Armitage for cooking and Nina for these excellent pictures. (and the Clarks for chairs and tables)
Lyn Clark tells us about the Berry Public School Palnt Propagation Unit Lyn Clark tells us about the Berry Public School Palnt Propagation Unit

For 20 years, Berry Public School has been operating a Plant Propagation Unit. During this time, it is estimated that over 20,000 plants, mostly native, has been propagated and used in bush regeneration sites around Berry. Many school students have been involved in planting the trees that have themselves helped to propagate. The unit was initially coordinated by 2 volunteers, David Johnston and Barry Virtue and is now led by Lyn Clark.