The Dubbo Macquarie River Bushcare group has a new name.
The environmental organisation will now be the Dubbo RiverCare Group Inc.
RiverCare committee member Mel Gray said the name change and re-incorporation of the group marked a new era.
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"We have achieved a lot for our river and community since 2002 and we are enjoying reflecting on how much we have achieved," she said.
RiverCare will continue to restore and maintain the riparian zone of the Macquarie River. They will be running bi-monthly working bees including rubbish removal, riparian planting and weed control.
In the early years, Dubbo RiverCare worked with Dubbo Regional Council to replant indigenous trees and shrubs along the riverbank in the CBD.
"Council did a great thing back then by treating all the damaging willows that were choking the river in the CBD. The native trees we helped plant are now thriving and many of the wattles are springing up on their own," Ms Gray said.
"We know that the greatest diversity of native fish species along the Macquarie are found within the CDB, and we know that's because of the habitat created by the native vegetation we helped to plant. That makes us happy and proud."
For further information on the Dubbo RiverCare Group, including how to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.