Volunteers help the City plant for our future

Published on 05 September 2019

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In 2019, the City of Swan will see more volunteers than ever before rolling up their sleeves to plant more than 17,000 trees.

The City is committed to protecting its natural assets and supports a range of conservation initiatives, from hosting Community Planting events and donating seedlings, through to assisting Friends Groups.

The City’s biggest planting event in 2019 was National Tree Day held at Ardmore Park on Sunday, July 28.

Over 70 volunteers, including the local Scout and Cub Troop, came to plant 1,100 native plants, pick up rubbish and enjoy a BBQ after the event.

City of Swan Mayor David Lucas said the City’s planting program is a great way for our community to come together, enjoy nature and get to know each other too.

“Ultimately, our goal is to set up our natural environments to thrive,” he said.

“With so many amazing parks, reserves and waterways at our fingertips, it’s important that we do what we can to preserve these natural assets.”

This year, approximately 230 people are getting involved with City of Swan supported planting days.

The City of Swan is the largest metropolitan local government in WA, covering over 1,000km2, including extensive bushland.

Seedling season is almost at a close and as activities wrap up for the year, the warm Spring weather will help freshly planted seedlings to lay down roots.

For more information about conservation opportunities in the City of Swan, visit www.swan.wa.gov.au/friendsgroup

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