REDLAND residents can support National Tree Day by helping plant 2000 native plants in Fielding Park, Redland Bay.
Redland city mayor Karen Williams said the local planting event for National Tree Day on Sunday, July 30 was an opportunity for resident to support council’s objective of helping green the Redlands.
“Since it launched in 1996, Planet Ark’s National Tree Day has become our country’s largest community tree planting event, with more than 3.8 million participants helping to plant in excess of 23 million native trees, shrubs and grasses across our nation,” she said.
“This event is the perfect opportunity for residents to get out and enjoy the great outdoors while at the same time providing future habitat for local wildlife and contributing to council’s goal of planting one million native plants by 2026.
Councillor for Redland Bay and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands Mark Edwards said National Tree Day was one of the regular community planting events run by council’s Bushcare program, which had hosted National Tree Day events in the Redlands for 17 years.
- DATE: Sunday, July 30, 9am to 11am
- LOCATION: Fielding Park, Redland Bay
- PARKING: Available opposite the park on School of Arts Road or Donald Road
- TAKE ALONG: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water
- SUPPLIED: Plants, tools, sunscreen, insect repellent and gardening gloves
“Our community plantings are popular events, often attracting around 200 volunteers who are eager to do their part to improve our natural environment,” he said.
“This free, family-oriented community event will help expand important habitat around Weinam Creek as well as improve water quality of the local waterway.”
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A free sausage sizzle will take place after the planting and planters can do weed weaving and other activities.
Children will be given participation certificates for their efforts.
Residents are encouraged to wear enclosed shoes, sun-smart clothing and bring their own drinking water.
Plants and equipment including gloves, sunscreen, gardening tools and insect repellent will be provided by council.
For information, phone Indigiscapes on 3824 8611, or visit indigiscapes.com.au.