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What’s mine is your wetlands

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July 26, 2017

Mandalay Resources environmental officer Joel North.

MANDALAY Resources invites all environmental groups, conservationists, green thumbs and community members to its tree planting day at Splitters Creek in September.

Aiming to boost wildlife numbers, Mandalay Resources jumped at the opportunity when the land adjacent to the Splitters Creek evaporation facility became available in 2015.

Environmental officer Joel North said it was an exciting project, describing it as ‘‘fulfilling’’ to give back to the environment.

‘‘The wetland system will take some time to develop, but once it does, we aim to see wildlife accessing the water, especially during the dry periods of the year,’’ Mr North said.

‘‘We’ve already got quite a few birds, frogs and snakes coming through, so we only see that improving as we progress forward.’’

Describing the wetland system as ‘‘a gift to the community of Costerfield’’, Mr North said the idea behind purchasing the land was to help the environment thrive as it co-exists with the mines and for it to continue when the mines eventually shut down.

Members from the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Cooperation will perform a traditional welcome to country and there will be a barbecue lunch provided on the day.

It’s on September 2 from 9:30am to 2:30pm at 490 South Costerfield-Graytown Rd, Costerfield. RSVP by August 21 by calling Mr North on 5431 0417 or 0448 981 484.

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