Celebrate Kwinana’s history and help plant the future

​19 April 2017

The City’s Our Heritage event will take place on Sunday 7 May during the Australian Heritage Festival. This free event will be based at Sloan’s Cottage, one of Kwinana’s heritage sites, with a range of history and sustainability-related activities on offer.​

Kwinana residents are invited to take home native seedlings for just $1.50, subsidised by the City.  There will 16 plant varieties available, including Kangaroo Paw, Banksias, and other local wildflowers (please see below for full list). Residents are asked to bring proof of residency to purchase up to 40 seedlings each. The City’s Environment team will be offering tips on how to plant the seedlings. 

Along with learning about Kwinana’s past, attendees will have the opportunity to contribute to the future by planting trees and bushland at Sloan's Reserve. This is a family friendly activity and participants are encouraged to wear gardening-appropriate clothing. ​

Community group Kwinana Community Share will be offering advice on Bee keeping, wax wraps, worm farming, planting ideas, recycling and more.

City of Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said she encouraged residents to take part in the community bushland planting session taking place at Our Heritage.

“Participating in bushland planting is a fantastic way to teach children about nature and encourage a sense of respect and ownership of the local environment. In the coming years, they will be able to walk through Kwinana’s beautiful nature reserves and say ‘I helped create this’.” said Mayor Adams.

“Some of Kwinana’s hard-working community groups, including Kwinana Community Share, are coming together for Our Heritage. If you have ever thought about joining a local group, this is a great opportunity to get to know a bit more about what they do and see how you might like to get involved.” 

Activities at Kwinana’s Our Heritage include:

  • take home subsidised native seedlings (just $1.50, please bring proof of residency);
  • roll up your sleeves and help plant new bushland for the City’s community planting session;
  • coffee and food stalls;
  • explore the historic Sloan’s Cottage and  interactive heritage displays;
  • animal farmyard;
  • bubble station;
  • face painting;
  • live music;
  • historical Talks
  • sustainability advice from Kwinana Community Share; and
  • displays from the Veteran Car Club and Medieval Club.

Our Heritage
Free community event
Sunday 7 May 2017
9am to 12noon
Sloan​'s Cottage, Sloan's Reserve, Leda
J​​oin the event on Facebook.​

Subsidised seedlings for sale include: Red Eyed Wattle, Dune Moses, Dwarf Sheoak, Catspaw, Mangles Kangaroo Paw, Candle Banksia, Elegant Beaufortia, Common Brown Pea, Rottnest Cypress, Silky Leaved Blood, Flame Pea, Prickly Conostylis, Grey Cottonheads, Perth Hopbush, Orange-fruited Eremaea, Limestone Marlock, Bacon and Eggs, Yellow Pea, Honey Bush, Native Wisteria, Swan River Myrtle, Running Postman, Pincushion Bush, Chenille Honeymyrtle, Rough Honey Myrtle, Coastal Honeymyrtle, Coastal Daisy Bush, Berry Salt Bush, Cockies Tongues and Grass Tree.

Medina Heritage Walk
History lovers will also enjoy the Medina Heritage Walk with Gentle Road Stories, taking place on Sunday 21 May. There will be various activities to attend throughout the day starting at Smirk’s Cottage in Medina from 10am. The Medina Heritage Walk is presented by Medina Residents Group in association with the City of Kwinana. More information on this event can be found on the City’s Facebook page. 

$5 per person (under 16 free)
Sunday 21 May 2017
9am to 4:30pm
Starting at Smirk’s Cottage, Medina
Bookings Mandy Grubb 0407 072 858.
Join the event on Facebook.

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