Over the month of March, the Cooks River Alliance has been bringing together inner westies and local environmental groups to help clean up the Cooks River and our local parks across the inner west.

The festival marks the start of the season when thousands of mullet known as 'wurridgal' in the local indigenous language would enter the Cooks River.

The Wurriddjal Fesitval hosts over 40 events over March with support from Cooks River Alliance, Bayside Council, Canterbury Bankstown Council, Inner West Council, and Strathfield Council.

As part of the month-long festival, a series of community events will be hosted to help promote caring for country and the importance of protecting and regenerating the health of the Cooks River.

Bushcare and river clean-up events are being hosted by Inner West Environment Group and the Mudcrabs.

As part of the festival, the stories of the First Nations Australians are being told at Wurridjal Djalang poetry in the park and at the Aboriginal Cultural Mullet Tour was held at Cooks River, Kyeemagh.

Thank you to Cooks River Alliance, volunteers, and local councils for your tireless efforts to protect and preserve our local environment for the next generation.