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Power tool company to help environmental efforts

At Porters Creek, Wyong.

Power tool company to help environmental efforts

Landcare NSW and Central Coast Council have announced a new partnership to restore vegetation at a Wyong creek... with a chainsaw company.

Around 60 staff members of Husqvarna Australia are set to participate in bush regeneration, weed control and planting at Porters Creek across two initial days, working with volunteers from the other two bodies.

The project's set to be officially unveiled at the creek at 10am.

The company's Bronson Gunter says it's part of Huskvarna's Global Community Challenge, through which it aims to complete two or more corporate citizenship projects by 2020.

"We want our contributions to make a real difference where we live and work, using our own Husqvarna products. This partnership with Landcare and Central Coast Council will do exactly that and directly return regenerated green space to the local environment and community,” Mr. Gunter says.

Central Coast Council’s Landcare Coordinator, Rebecca Dugan, says Landcare is a large volunteer network on the Central Coast who work together to rehabilitate the natural environment.

“Landcare are successfully restoring a range of different ecosystems such as urban bushland, coastal dunes, rivers, wetlands and lake foreshores. Simple and effective activities such as weed removal, erosion control and planting are making a huge contribution to the resilience of these natural areas. Corporate volunteers from Husqvarna Australia are supporting the activities of Porters Creek Landcare who are working in an important water catchment area and guardians of a threatened species of Paperbark." 

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