When the community chooses to support us, we can in turn support five local Landcare groups plant over 2200 trees as part of National Tree Planting Day. One of our strategic values is to support environmental projects in our community which is why we said ‘yes’ to a whole lot of little trees for our future.
The National Tree Planting activities involved 172 volunteers getting their hands dirty for a great cause. The Upper Williamsons Creek Landcare Group planted 600 in Clarendon, the Napoleons Enfield Landcare Group planted 700 in Scotchmans Lead, Wattle Flat Pootilla Landcare Group planted 350 at the top end of the Yarrowee River, the Friends of the Yarrowee planted 120 plants at the Speciman Vale Reserve and the Friends of the Canadian Corridor planted 500 plants with the help of 50 volunteers in the Woowookarung Regional Park.
Efforts were primarily focused on environmental restoration, encouraging local members to participate and volunteer with Landcare, plus offer a rewarding social experience for all.
Leigh Catchment representative Bianca Fammartino said “we would like to acknowledge all our Landcare groups and volunteers and commend their efforts for this year's National Tree Day plantings. We would also like to recognise the vital support all our volunteers provide not only to the environment in our district, but also to their local communities”.
If your community group or organisation may be interested in applying for Community Investment project funding, ask in Branch for more information, eligibility criteria and/or apply online at www.communitygrowshere.com.au/investment