Landholders from Pambula, South Pambula, Nethercote, Lochiel and Greigs Flat are invited to participate in a guided tour of Pambula Lake on Saturday.
The invitation comes from Pambula Lake oyster farmers and the Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (CMA).
Pambula Lake oyster farmer Sue McIntyre said farmers had implemented an Environmental Management System to protect the environment and maintain a sustainable oyster industry.
But oyster farmers also needed assistance from landholders and the community to help protect water quality for the continued production of healthy oysters.
“The tour is being conducted to provide the community with an opportunity to tour the estuary and learn first-hand about the production of local oysters,” Ms McIntyre said.
“The morning will commence with small groups boarding oyster punts for a tour of lease areas. This will be followed by a morning tea and a discussion about the Pambula Catchment Project, completed river and road surveys and ways in which locals can participate in keeping the catchment clean.”
The tour this Saturday, March 16 will start at 9am, followed by morning tea from 10.30am to 11.30am.
Bookings are essential as spaces are limited, so please contact Helen Davies at Southern Rivers CMA Bega on 6491 8203 or Helen.Davies@cma.nsw.gov.au
The tour has been made possible with funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative.