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Residents go green with Native Plant Scheme

Posted on May 26, 2017

The City of Bayswater still has 3,000 native plants to give away to good homes thanks to its annual 'Native Plants to Residents' scheme.

The initiative is being delivered in partnership with Environment House and around 3000 plants of the 6,000 plant scheme have already been snapped up. Under the scheme, residents can receive up to 10 native plants per household in return for a gold coin donation of $2 for every five plants.

City of Bayswater Mayor Barry McKenna said the program, now in its second year, was part of the City's commitment towards creating more waterwise and environmentally friendly gardens.

"Being waterwise in a State that regularly suffers water shortages makes sense," Mayor McKenna said.

"Native plants need less water and less fertiliser, which means fewer nutrients make their way into the Swan River.

"The plants also enhance the look and character of our gardens and provide much needed habitat for local wildlife."

The scheme offers up all types of plants to residents, from small ground cover plants to larger understorey plants and trees.

Residents should take evidence that they live in the City of Bayswater and bring their own cardboard box or container to carry the plants home.

They can also take pots back to Environment House for recycling once planted in their gardens.

Environment House is located at 125 King William Street, Bayswater. Opening hours are; Monday to Thursday 9am to 1pm, Friday 9am to 12 noon on Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Plants will be available until they run out.
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