Volunteers sought to restore park into nature reserve
Umina Community Group is seeking volunteers to participate in the rejuvenation of Guyangil (Gwung-gil) Park.
The park, in Australia Ave, Umina Beach is the vacant lot adjacent Umina Child Care Centre car park.
Group secretary Mr Peter Springett said: "It's a beautiful little park, just unloved for some time, so we hope this project will see it become a park for future generations to enjoy.
"Families might recall the good work done by the group and community volunteers in restoring the Runway Park in Woy Woy, which was a huge success," Mr Springett said.
"Guyangil will be a similar project but on a smaller scale."
Umina Community Group has been awarded a small Federal environment grant to restore Guyangil Park into a nature reserve.
Mr Springett said the aim was to provide a habitat corridor for native birds using native trees, shrubs and grasses.
"When completed, the park will be a place for families to escape their busy lives and connect with nature," he said.
"For this project to be a success, we need the community's help.
"Preparation of the site, planting and watering is the major focus for volunteers.
"If you can lend a hand at any stage, weekday or weekend, morning or afternoon, between the months of April to October this year, please get in touch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The project will be co-ordinated by Umina Community Group members Debbie Sunartha and Jenn Rochford.
Media release, 12 Mar 2020
Peter Springett, Umina Community Group