Friends of Lane Cove National Park Inc.
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Tree planting in River Ave
$50,000 ceremony for the Friends
On the 17th February 2010 there was a little ceremony in River Avenue, Chatswood West, to celebrate the awarding of a $50,000 grant from the NSW Government's Environmental Trust. Our local Lane Cove state member Anthony Roberts presented a certificate, on behalf of the Environmental Trust, promising $50,000 to the ‘Friends of LCNP’ for work on restoring endangered ecological communities in the area.
Anthony Roberts, who is the ‘Shadow minister for Volunteering’, made a speech about both the importance of the environmental work the ‘Friends’ do in the park, and the importance of volunteers to the economy in general.
Also present were the deputy major of the City of Ryde, councillor Roy Maggio, and two other councillors, Bill Pickering and Sarkis Yedelian. It was great, if a little surprising, to see their interest in the park and environmental restoration work. They all suggested that if we need assistance in the future we should not hesitate to contact them.
Tree planting day and sausage sizzle in River Ave has become an annual event.
If you would like to know more about the project, or would like to be involved please email us.