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Leschenault Catchment Council │ Love the Lesch Community Festival

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Ridley Place Foreshore Park
Australind Australia

The first ever Love the Lesch Fest is on in celebration of the natural values of the Leschenault Estuary. We have a packed program full of fun, interactive activities for the whole family which will kick off at 10am at Ridley Place Foreshore Park (near the giant crab)!

Registration is essential for some of the activities and can be made at the links below. See details to join the cultural walk, urban gardening workshops and the threatened species talk (be quick as they are sure to fill up!) or come along to the FREE festival and enjoy local food vendors, information stalls and the many family-friendly activities available all day. There will be free face painting at 11.30am and live music over lunch.

Ticketed activities (registration essential)

10.30am – 12.30pm Ngalang Wongi Aboriginal Cultural Tour: Walk and listen with Troy Bennell owner of Ngalang Wongi on a six season cultural tour. Tickets available HERE.

10.30am – 11.30am Composting and Worm Farms: Passionate gardener, permaculture designer and writer Wink Lindsay will answer all your burning questions on how to get the most out of your compost and worm farm. Cost free, registration essential and can be made HERE.

10.30am – 11.45am and 11.45am – 12.30pm Guided estuary bird walks with Birdlife Bunbury volunteers, discover the huge variety of bird life on your doorstep! Cost is free, registration is essential and can be made HERE.

11.40am – 12.40pm Fauna Friendly Gardening: Workshop with special guest presenters Mandy and Mike Bamford, as seen on Gardening Australia, on how you can assist conservation of native wildlife by adopting sustainable practices in your garden. Cost is free, registration essential and can be made HERE.

1.00pm – 2.00pm Waterwise Gardens: Transform your garden into a space that thrives in the face of drought and a changing climate all while saving your bottom dollar. Workshop presented by the Forever Project’s Chris Ferreira. Cost free, registration essential and can be made HERE.

2.10pm-3.00pm Habitat for Cockatoo’s: Workshop presented by Carnaby’s Crusader Dean Arthurell on black cockatoo conservation in the south west. Cost free, registration essential and can be made HERE.

This event is part of the Leschenault Estuary Connect Program, made possible through generous funding support from Lotterywest, helping to build a better WA together, and Water Corporation. Further funding support has been provided through Healthy Estuaries WA – a State Government program that aims to improve the health of our south west estuaries.