18 May 2016
The City of Kwinana is encouraging residents to roll up their sleeves and get involved in community bushland planting this winter.
Seven community planting days will be held starting 29 May and wrapping up on 31 July with a National Tree Day event at Lake Magenup in Wandi.
The events are fun, educational and a great way to get outdoors with the family. All planting equipment is provided, plus lunch at the end of the session. Participants are encouraged to wear weather-appropriate clothing including long sleeves and enclosed shoes.
“These events make a genuine difference. We saw over 13,000 plants planted last year thanks to the hard work of volunteers in our community,” said Mayor Carol Adams.
“I would like to encourage everyone in Kwinana to get involved this year and look forward to seeing what can be achieved.”
Each planting day will have a different focus depending on the needs of the area. Local native plants will be used that are best suited to grow and thrive in the area. These provide the most suitable food and habitat for local wildlife including the endangered Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo, which feeds on Banksias and the seeds of Marri trees.
City of Kwinana Community Planting 2016:
Sunday, 29 May - Henley Reserve, Wellard
Sunday, 5 June - Chalk Hill, Medina
Sunday, 12 June - Wellard Park, Wellard
Saturday, 18 June - Wells Park, Kwinana Beach
Sunday, 26 June - Lake Magenup, Wandi
Sunday, 3 July - Thomas Oval Bushland, Medina
Sunday 31st July Lake Magenup, Wandi
All events run 9am until 12noon. Lunch and all equipment provided.