Thursday 12th November was the 20th anniversary of the very first landcaring event held by the Progress Association at Gurranba reserve in 1995.
It was the beginning of an amazing community effort that continues to shape the natural landscape of our peninsula and bring neighbours together in a common cause.
Some landcarers give their time on the public reserves, many landcarers look after their own bushland blocks.
Caring for the land is something that seems to go hand in hand with wanting to live in a bushland suburb.
Landcaring is founded on a philosophy of stewardship and local community action.
To celebrate our local achievements there are two events planned.
The 20 years on Trivia Tournament
Come one come all to Progress Hall to this year’s social event on Friday 20th November between 6-9pm. A local get-together that will offer laughter, frivolity and friendship in the form of quirky questions and questionable answers.
There will be prizes generously supplied by our local sponsors, there will be coffee, tea and an anniversary cake to share. There is no cost, but if you’d like to make a donation there’ll be a donation box on hand.
The trivia tournament will run from 7-9pm, the hall will be open from 6pm so you can gather and chat beforehand. BYO nibbles and drinks.
If you’ve ever been to the hall when it’s full of locals catching up and connecting faces with places you’ll understand why the Progress Association continues to exist.
There are still tables available, numbers need to be confirmed by Wednesday 18th November, which is very soon.
If you’ve ever lopped some Lantana, fiddled with Asparagus fern or been overcome by Ochna this gathering will put you amongst those who have shared your efforts and know the satisfaction that only a bag full of Formosa bulbs can give.
The local landcare team and the extended support network from Lake Mac Landcare and Trees In Newcastle will be sharing in the celebration.
If you’ve landcared locally over the past 20 years it would make the day very special if you were there.
For these two events please RSVP to email@example.com so we know how big a cake to cook.