Take a ferry trip on the mighty Hawkesbury River departing Brooklyn Wharf for Bar Island, one of the many remote locations where Floating Landcare volunteers undertake weed control and revegetation activities to help restore the local environment. Experts will be on hand to explain a significant vegetation restoration project on Bar Island while also providing insight into the historical Bar Island Cemetery and nearby church. Learn from Landcare volunteers tirelessly working on the award-winning Floating Landcare program and this unique wilderness Landcare experience.
Jump back on the bus at Brooklyn and travel to Hornsby Council’s state of the art community nursery at Pennant Hills where you will be greeted with a Smoking Ceremony undertaken by a local Aboriginal elder. After a light lunch, delegates will meet Ross Rapmund, Hornsby Council’s Nursery Manager who will take you on a journey of discovery starting with seed collection and the onsite seed storage facility, sustainable irrigation techniques and innovative shade houses housing myriads of healthy local plants.
Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021
Time: 7.30am – 4.30pm
Capacity: limit of 35 people
Cost: $60 pp
Catering: Morning tea will be served on the ferry from Brooklyn to Bar Island and lunch will be supplied by Hornsby Council at the Council Nursery.
Transport: The coach will depart from the International Convention Centre at 7.30am and will take approximately 1 hour to get to Brooklyn which is Stop 1 on the itinerary. You will then board a ferry to take you on a return trip to Bar Island in the Hawkesbury. The same coach will then transport you to the nursery at Pennant Hills, returning to the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour by 4.30pm.