Lions Club of JESMOND Inc

District 201N3, New South Wales, Australia

Pambalong Field Day

               LIONS IN ACTION: Restoration Work at Pambalong Nature Reserve

For a seventh consecutive year, the Lions Club of Jesmond and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) combined forces to continue to restore bush land at Pambalong Nature Reserve.

Sections have been re-planted with dramatic effect, despite the best efforts of the wallabies and the weather.

In 2016 with a grant from NRMA which has an educational component, enabled the club to ask the local schools to be involved. With staff provided by NPWS, Minmi Public School and Bishop Tyrell Anglican College students planted native trees at Blue Gum Hills Reserve. In addition to this they participated in a Discovery Activity focusing on indigenous culture.

Jesmond Club President, said “We are delighted with the support of the NRMA as their contribution substantially strengthened the partnership that already exists with the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Successful plantings continued in 2017 and 2018 and after seven years of conducting this project it is estimated that over 5,000 trees have been planted with an 80% survival rate.  Magnificent progress, for which Jesmond Lions can feel justly proud for having been the moving force behind this endeavour.

Volunteers are welcome to join the Club members at Pambalong Nature Reserve in May 2019.

The Lions Club of Jesmond has 35 members and meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm at Hunter Wetlands Centre. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfil those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Lions Club of Jesmond, please contact the Secretary at jesmonslions@gmail.com or check out the club website at www.jesmond.nsw.lions.org.au.