GATHERING: Some of the participants at the Living Country event at Third Headland.
GATHERING: Some of the participants at the Living Country event at Third Headland.

Groups unite to focus on environmental issues

STORIES from the dreamtime and a focus on environmental sustainability were at the forefront when a host of community organisations recently came together south of Urunga.

The Living Country - Federal Minister for Infrastructure Anthony Albanese gathering at Wenoah Head, which is also known as Third Head-land, attracted about 90 people from a cross-section of indigenous, community and environmental groups.

Uncle Larry Kelly from Jaliigirr Biodiversity Alliance Partners delivered the welcome to country and, after Wal Tyson from Wenonah Dune Care told about the devastating impact of bushfires in 2002, 150 casuarina, red river gum and river black oak seedlings were planted.

Gagu Michael Jarret captivated children and adults alike with the Dreaming Story of Yuludarla - The Golden Man.

Dr Charlie Brennan, on behalf of Jaliigirr Biodiversity Alliance, presented a certificate of appreciation to Lisa White of the Darrunda Wajaarr Green Team and the four Green Teams for their dedicated bush regeneration work in the Jaliigirr area.



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