Riverfest 2021 – celebrating the Parramatta River catchment
Riverfest is our annual, premier community event for ‘Our Living River’, celebrating the Parramatta River and surrounding catchment.
The theme for this year’s Riverfest is ‘Caring for our Catchment’. With the significant impact that COVID-19 continues to have on our lives, protecting our natural environment has never been more important. The positive effects of connecting with nature on our health and wellbeing are well-known. Providing ways for people to care for their local green spaces, waterways and wildlife also encourages a greater sense of purpose and connection with their communities. If we care for our catchment it will care for us.
This year’s Riverfest will be held from 15-24 October, and offers a wide range of online events for people of all ages, including webinars on different aspects of wildlife and environmental health and management, and tips on swimming in the river and other natural waterways. There are also several ‘story time’ and activity sessions for families to learn about some of our animal mascots for the river. See the Riverfest Events Program for more information and check the program regularly for new events as they’re added!
This initiative has been made possible by the NSW Landcare Program ꟷ a collaboration of Local Land Services and Landcare NSW Inc. supported by the NSW Government.