Residents and BEC volunteers at the site where plants were stolen.
Residents and BEC volunteers at the site where plants were stolen.

Plants theft anger

Several months ago, volunteers planted up to 80 rainforest plants in an area of the Cumbebin Wetland adjacent to Burns Street at Byron Bay. None remains – they have all been stolen and local residents who appreciate the work of volunteers are angry.
One, Paul McCarthy, has even offered a $500 reward for information on who the culprit is.
This Saturday, the Byron Environment Centre (BEC) is seeking volunteers to help plant 100 new trees donated by community members to replace those stolen.
The BEC treasurer and Cumbebin Trust member, Sharon Curry, said the trees were essential for the protection of the wetlands.
Tree planting starts at 9 am.

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