A call to help Glossy Black-Cockatoos


In recognition of National Threatened Species Day, Redland City Council is hosting its 9th annual Glossy Black-Cockatoo community planting on Saturday 8 September from 9.30am to 11:30am.

Residents are encouraged to join in the fun of a community planting event at Pioneer Park, Lucas Drive, Lamb Island, to help Council’s Bushcare Officers plant 900 native plants to create new habitat for the Glossy Black-Cockatoo.

The planting will include vital food and nesting trees for this magnificent bird.

The grand ‘Glossy Blacks’ are in threat of extinction and as a result are listed as ‘vulnerable’ under Queensland, New South Wales and Australian Government legislation.

Redland City Mayor, Karen Williams, said the tree planting was a great way for the community to socialise, enjoy a healthy activity in the great outdoors and contribute to a worthy cause.

“Redlands is lucky to be home to Glossy Black-Cockatoos and by volunteering to help plant new habitat you will be helping the species survive and thrive,” Mayor Karen Williams said.

Whether you are a bird-lover or looking for a free community event, all you need to bring is a hat, enclosed shoes and drinking water. Council will supply garden tools, gloves, a sausage sizzle and refreshments.

Mainland residents can catch a public ferry at 9am departing from Weinam Creek Marina, Banana Street, Redland Bay. Volunteers are encouraged to register with IndigiScapes if they require a transfer from the ferry terminal to the planting site on Lamb Island.

To find out more about the planting, contact Redlands IndigiScapes Centre on 3824 8611 or visit www.indigiscapes.com.au

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