ONE of Taree’s environmental friends gave the community an opportunity to see the fine work they do for the local environment.
The Friends of Brown Creek held their open day on Saturday, a chance for local residents to take in one of the finest eco systems the Manning has to offer.
The “friends” spend countless hours volunteering to clean and maintain the creek and its environs.
Friends of Brown Creek member Bill Dennis said it was a perfect day to host the environmental group’s annual open day for the public.
“We had punt and canoe rides up the creek to show the work we’ve been doing,” he said.
“The jacaranda trees were in full blossom, the water was high tide and flowing, it couldn’t have been a better day for us to host it.”
Bill said the day helped to promote the fantastic work undertaken by the group.
“It was a good thing to show what we do at the creek, and encourage others to tell others what we do,” he said.
“It’s a good effort they put in, and it comes back to the one thing of making the creeks and it’s surroundings something to be proud of.”
Bill said the day was well received, and that the Friends of Browns Creek would have some new additions.
“We had six new members who want to be involved, which is great,” he said.
“And those who attended really appreciated what we did.
“Numbers were down on last year because we were competing against other events, but it was really well received because people couldn’t believe we have have this creek in the middle of Taree.”
If you are interested in joining the Friends of Brown Creek, contact 6552 5009.
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