Camden ECEC children help to create Nest Box Trail to help residents connect to nature
Residents of Camden New South Wales can now follow a new Nest Box Trail Map to connect with nature like never before, after the recent installation of 10 nest boxes at Harrington Forest, created with the support of children attending early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in the area.
Camden Council successfully secured funding of $20,000 from the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program 2019/2020 last year, to restore the bushland through woody weed removal and installation of ten nest boxes for native species.
The nest boxes were decorated by children from a variety of local childcare centres and primary schools for native birds and mammals to use as a home.
“Camden is surrounded by such a beautiful environment and residents are lucky to be able to take their families out to find all 10 nest boxes and see our amazing animals in their natural habitat,” Mayor of Camden, Councillor Therese Fedeli said.
“These nest boxes provide our native wildlife with a safe home, much like how we love returning home after a day at school or work.”
“Council has also removed weeds to help regenerate native vegetation in the area which is important in keeping the area in good stead for future generations to enjoy.
The Mayor thanked the Government for its support of the Camden area, saying she hoped the project would encourage the community to engage with nature and the animals in the area.
For more information, go to camden.nsw.gov.au and search ‘Nest Box Trail Map’.