TWO city-dwellers have taken on a tree-change and escaped the bustling Sydney streets to make a difference to the planet.
Bush-lovers Louise and David Freckleton have protected 300 hectares of endangered habitat in Wagga during their three-year country commitment.
“This is our home now, we plan to stay indefinitely and continue to conserve the land,” Ms Freckleton said.
“We’ve come from the city but we have always been big bush-walkers who love doing the right thing.”
The couple are working alongside the Nature Conservation Trust, which has protected over 50,000 hectares of land across New South Wales.
“The area was a grazing land for a long time so it has mostly been cleared – we need to keep protecting it,” Ms Freckleton added.
Locals can get involved by “adopting” a piece of land through the NCT’s fundraising initiative.