Big Scrub Rainforest Day
Saturday 16 October 2021 to Sunday 17 October 2021
The Big Scrub, our local rainforest, covered 75,000ha prior to European settlement. It was the largest expanse of lowland subtropical rainforest in Australia. It is directly descended from the great Gondwana rainforest that covered Australia 40 million years ago. It is unique. It is internationally significant. It is a very important part of Australia’s rich biodiversity heritage. Tragically European settlers cleared almost 99% of this magnificent rainforest and by 1900 all that remained was less than 1% as scattered remnants across the landscape.
This year – the event’s 23rd consecutive year –they’re planning to deliver a small, multi-site program between October 14 and 17. But, like last year, covid is making it difficult to plan. With current uncertainties around lockdown changes, they're still unsure if we’ll be able to hold the event as planned. Until they can announce our full program with confidence, please save the date.