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Protecting the Environment

Bega is involved in rehabilitating local river and wetland areas as part of ongoing commitment to protecting the environment.

Working in conjunction with the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority and the local Landcare group, Bega planted 16,000 trees in a 20 hectare area along the banks of the Bega river and in the surrounding wetlands.  Biodiversity has increased and a large variety of amphibians, reptiles and birds can be found in the area including wedge tailed eagles.

Bega participated in the creation of a green corridor to commemorate the Anzac legacy in line with national efforts to recognize the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.  The project rehabilitated river side vegetation and also raises community awareness and connection with the local river environment.