City of Canada Bay launches Nature Trail
Fri, 17/12/2021 - 15:21

The City of Canada Bay will launch a new Nature Trail at Quarantine Reserve in Abbotsford.

The trail will open from Saturday, 18 December.

The self-guided trail aims to teach children about the local flora and fauna in the reserve, which is home to more than five different species of Eucalyptus trees.

“I’m really pleased that the kids in our community will have the chance to get outdoors over these summer holidays and learn something new about their neighbourhood,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said.

Many locals don’t realise the City of Canada Bay is home to more than 260 plant and animal species. The trail will highlight some of these with selected trees and plants tagged with interesting educational facts about the surrounding environment.

“At the City of Canada Bay, our aim is to increase tree canopy cover from 18 to 25 per cent across the City by 2040. To do this we will need to plant more trees and encourage our community to plant more trees, but we also need to provide education on the importance of our native flora and fauna and how to care for our environment. Events like this help involve the youngest members of our community,” Mayor Angelo Tsirekas added.

The launch of the Nature Trail follows the success of the City of Canada Bay Tree Trail in Queen Elizabeth Park late last year. To download the trail guide, visit collaborate.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/canada-bay-nature-trail (it will be available from 18 December) or pick up a copy from your local City of Canada Bay library.

Children on the tree trail