Biodiversity refers to all the living components of our planet that interrelate and rely upon one another to function in a healthy and sustainable manner.
The Town's natural areas support and provide biodiversity; which is essential for future sustainability.
The Town is renowned for its beautiful natural environment including lakes, ocean and bushland areas.
A Biodiversity Action Plan systematically provides a strategic management approach to protect the Town's natural environment. The Town endorsed a Biodiversity Action Plan in 2010 and since that time has undertaken a program of works in various natural areas to protect and enhance biodiversity.
The Town wouldn't be able to implement the Biodiversity Action Plan without the assistance of community groups. These include:
The Town engages with the community for two important planting days each year- Arbor Day and National Tree Day.
Arbor Day is held on the first Friday in June each year and the Town invites all local primary schools to participate in a planting and nature appreciation activity at a local reserve.
National Tree Day is held on the last Sunday in July and the community is invited to assist in a planting at another local reserve.
Details of the planting are publicised in the Cambridge News and on the Town's website in the month prior to the event.
For more information about biodiversity or the Town's natural areas, contact a Sustainability Officer on 9347 6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.