Landcare volunteers encouraged to return to Lake Mac sites

Published on 01 June 2020

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Lake Macquarie Landcare volunteers are encouraged to return to sites to undertake limited onsite activities.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser said volunteers right across our City play such an important role for our community and our local Landcarers are some of the most deeply passionate people when it comes to protecting our environment.

“It’s wonderful that they now have the opportunity to return to their sites and continue to improve the natural environment in their area,” Cr Fraser said.

Council’s Landcare Coordinator Jason Harvey said he is pleased Landcare volunteers are permitted to return to sites.

“Volunteering outdoors provides incredible health benefits and social connection between members of our community. I encourage our Landcares to use caution and adhere to the latest NSW Government advice” Mr Harvey said.

Volunteers are encouraged to continue adhere to social distancing measures, limit the number of volunteers on site to under 10 people, not to share PPE, tools and equipment, and to ensure safe hygiene practices.

Volunteers are asked to stay home if they are feeling unwell or have been advised to isolate. Those aged over 65 or with chronic health conditions are advised to consider the advice from the Australian Government Department of Health and exercise extra caution to avoid contact with others.

“At this stage, the Landcare Resource Centre will remain closed, but our staff are only a phone call away and remain available to assist volunteers,” Mr Harvey said.

Volunteers are encouraged to download relevant factsheetsto take out on site as printed or electronic copies to ensure they comply with COVID-19 restrictions.

For more information about changes to Council services and facilities, visit lakemac.com.au/COVID-19/Changes-to-services-and-facilities.

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