Friends of Sturt River Landcare and the City of Marion are marking National Tree Day tomorrow (Sunday, July 31) with a community planting event at the Oaklands Wetland and Reserve.
Members of the community need to register for the ‘Tree Day @ Marion’ event in order to help the Friends plant some 6,300 native seedlings provided by the Council to improve biodiversity in the wetland area and create a wildlife corridor,
Tree Day @ Marion, which kicks off at 10am, is also an opportunity to learn which local-native plants belong in the locality and how to plant, water and mulch them.
Schools Tree Day (July 29) and National Tree Day (July 31) are initiatives organised by Planet Ark, in partnership with major sponsors, and have grown into Australia’s largest annual tree-planting and nature care events.
National Tree Day began in 1996 and has grown into Australia's largest community tree-planting and nature care event with over 26 million trees planted in the past 25 years.
To register for Tree Day @ Marion email firstname.lastname@example.org or head to the Friends of Sturt River Landcare’s Facebook page.
On the day, volunteers are encouraged to bring their own small hand trowel, gloves, and knee board (if required) and sign in at the registration desk which will be located at the reserve rear car park at 237-265 Oaklands Road, Oaklands Park.
The City of Marion has organised a free sausage sizzle and some light refreshments.
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