Enjoy a morning in the great outdoors and help plant 2000 native plants in Fielding Park, Redland Bay on Sunday 30 July for National Tree Day.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said National Tree Day was committed to providing a green community for future generations across Australia, with the local planting a great opportunity for residents 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.
“Not only is this event good for the environment, it’s also good for your personal wellbeing, with research from Planet Ark showing that spending time in nature is key to becoming happier, healthier, calmer and smarter.”
Division 5 Councillor for Redland Bay and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, Cr Mark Edwards, said National Tree Day was one of the regular community planting events run by Council’s Bushcare program, which is celebrating 17 years of hosting National Tree Day events in the Redlands.
“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.
“After our National Tree Day planting, participants will be able to enjoy a free sausage sizzle, weed weaving and other fun family activities. There’ll also be participation certificates for kids.”
Residents are encouraged to wear enclosed shoes, sun-smart clothing and bring their own drinking water. Plants and all other equipment including gloves, sunscreen, gardening tools and insect repellent will be provided by Council.
Date: Sunday 30 July, 9 – 11am
Location: Fielding Park, Redland Bay (Parking available opposite the park on School of Arts Road or Donald Road.)
Bring: Enclosed shoes, sun protection and drinking water
We supply: Plants, tools, sunscreen, insect repellent and gardening gloves.
Coming along to the event? RSVP now!