Tablelands Cassowary Facility to open

Revegetation at Lake Barrine in February 2017. Photo: Campbell Clarke

Revegetation at Lake Barrine in February 2017. Photo: Campbell Clarke

Rainforest Reserves invites you to attend the official opening of its Tablelands Cassowary Facility at Barrine Park on Saturday 8 April. You can download the invitation here.

A community planting of 3,000 trees will begin at 8.00am, followed by a barbeque at 10.15am and the official opening of the facility at 10.40am.

The Tablelands Cassowary Facility was officially approved by the Department of Environment and Heritage in February for managing sick, injured and orphaned cassowaries.

CEO, Carolyn Emms, said that Rainforest Reserves has set aside 50 hectares of farmland and rainforest for the cassowaries. The area is fenced to keep out pigs and dogs. It has a creek and pools and will be continue to be revegetated with rainforest trees to provide food for the cassowaries.

The Tablelands facility will complement the Garners Beach Cassowary Rehabilitation Facility in Mission Beach, also operated by Rainforest Reserves.

Alison King, Geoff Onus and Carolyn Emms from Rainforest Reserves with James Stanton-Cooke from BeardsOn after the  February tree planting at Barrine Park.

Alison King, Geoff Onus and Carolyn Emms from Rainforest Reserves with James Stanton-Cooke from BeardsOn after the February tree planting at Barrine Park.

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