Earth Hour

Warragamba Panorama

Earth Hour

Posted on: 07.03.2016

Picton will be a hive of activity to mark Earth Hour, Saturday March 19, 10am-1pm, with a special community gathering, which includes Water Bugs, Bush Foods and Mud Stomps. The event will be held at the ‘Bushtucker Garden’ on the banks of Stonequarry Creek, next to Hume Oval, Picton.

This year, Earth Hour in Australia will celebrate the places we love that make our outdoor lifestyle and the Aussie way of life so great. Wollondilly has a diversity of creeks, rivers, forests, national parks and farm land that make it a unique place to live and explore.

On March 19th we will be celebrating the creek with a variety of family friendly activities. We will be searching for water bugs along the banks of the creek to discover the amazing world of the little critters that call this place home. You will also be able to learn about bush food plants of the region and sample some tucker.

To wrap up the day we will be having a celebratory mud stomp to live drumming and music to make mud bricks for the outdoor education space at the Wollondilly Community Nursery.

The event is free and to find out more information contact Council’s Environmental Education Officer, 4677 1100 or email nursery @wollondilly.nsw.gov.au.

Stonequarry History

Stonequarry Creek is steeped in history being one of Australia’s earliest settlements with the area being named Stonequarry until 1841 when it was renamed Picton. The creek displayed unique biodiversity and was critical for water supply in the development of farming in the area.

Stonequarry Creek is also home to the oldest viaduct in NSW which was built between 1863 and 1867 and in 1934 a public swimming pool was opened up stream from the viaduct which was created by damming part of the creek.