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Free Community Workshop - The Magic of Mambo - Saturday 13 May 2017 10am-3pm (lunch provided) 

What makes Mambo so special? The diversity of habitats, species and cultural significance of the wetlands.

Meet at the corner of Port Stephens Drive & Foreshore Drive by 10am

What to Bring:  Wearing closed shoes is essential.  Also bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellant & binoculars if possible. Also raincoats if the forecast is unfavourable!

Activities: Just for Kids - Bushland Scavenger Hunt

                    10am-12noon Birds in Mambo, Traditional Food and Medicinal Plants and Community Tree Planting

                    12 pm lunch

                     1-2 pm Koalas in Mambo

                     2-3 pm Seagrasses, Saltmarsh, Mangrove Habitats

RSVP by 6 May (limited spaces) 0428 846 585 wddandmy@hotmail.com or Eventbrite

‚ÄčMorning Session - Take a walk through Mambo.  Some members of the local bird watching group will share their knowledge of fauna, avian, their movements and the significance of this habitat.  Acustodian from Maaiangal Nurra will talk about and show people significant food and medicinal plants.  The group will plant food & habitat trees along the way.

Afternoon Session - Learn from a Koala Carer all about Koalas in Mambo and Port Stephens.  Anenvironmental ecologist will demonstrate the importance of the salt marxh, seagrass and mangrove areas. 

‚ÄčThis event is sponsored by NSW Government Local Land Services Hunter, Australian Government National Landcare Programme, Hunter region LANDCARE network and hosted by Mambo-Wanda Wetlands Landcare Group

Photos on left below - Soldiers Point Primary School children, their teachers, Port Stephens Council staff and Landcare members planting koala food trees in the early 2000s in an area that was previously sand mined and then over run by large areas of bitou and lantana.  The areas of lantana and bitou were cleared by Landcare volunteers progressively from 1996.

Photo on right - Painting by Debbie Fenwick, a local Aboriginal Artist, with Mambo Wetlands in the background.