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Riverside picnic for those who planted 1100 trees

SOUTHERN Downs community members involved in planting more than 1000 trees along the local river this year will be recognised during a special ceremony in Warwick today.

Condamine Alliance will host the riverside picnic to show appreciation to the many people who had been involved in the group's revegetation activities along the Condamine River.

During the past six months, participants have planted 1100 trees along eight sections of the river in Warwick as part of the first phase in the Condamine Alliance Enrich project.

Condamine Alliance river manager Kevin Graham said the support from the Warwick community had been tremendous.

"We've received a great response from people to help us restore biodiversity, protect riverbanks and increase connectivity for a healthier river," Mr Graham said.

"Projects like this do not happen on their own so we felt it was important to recognise the great work that has been done this year."

The Enrich project aims to rehabilitate 650ha along the Condamine River between the Condamine Headwaters above Killarney to Cecil Plains. To find out more about Enrich call 0459 133 132 or 0427 131 627.

Topics:  condamine alliance environment landcare tree planting