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Riparian Planting Day and Workshop

Bellingen Riverwatch is turning 2! To celebrate, Bellingen Riverwatch partners are coming together to host a public planting and weeding workshop on Sunday 19 May from 10am to 2pm at a location important for turtle recovery.

The Bellingen River Snapping Turtle (BRST) has resided in the Bellinger River and only the Bellinger River for over 200 million years. Following a tragic mortality event in 2015, BRST is now critically endangered.

To maximise the BRST’s persistence in the wild, it is important the river’s water quality is monitored consistently. Bellingen Riverwatch, a unique citizen science project where volunteer community scientists work together with the scientific community to monitor the river’s health, began in 2017 to gather data to support the recovery of the turtle.

Come and learn about riparian restoration and help improve the health of our river! The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. Bring a hat, covered shoes and a shovel if you have one. Only 30 places available – email Amy at to reserve your place.

Bellingen Riverwatch would like to thank the following partners – Bellinger Landcare, Bellingen Shire Council, OzGREEN and Office of Environment & Heritage.


Sunday 19 May
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bellingen Riverwatch
0490 068 685


Darkwood Road, Thora
Darkwood Road
Thora, NSW 2454 Australia
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0490 068 685

Our Living Coast is a joint project of the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen & Nambucca Councils