Community planting days to add 30,000 natives across Bayswater

Community members are encouraged to help green our City this winter.

Community planting days to add 30,000 natives across Bayswater
May 19 2023

The City will partner with volunteer groups and community members this winter to enhance our natural areas across 11 planting days.

From June to August, the City will join with its valued Friends of groups and community volunteers to add 30,000 native seedlings along the river foreshore, in bushland areas and across City parks and reserves, creating habitat for wildlife and increasing biodiversity.

Three community planting days will celebrate NAIDOC Week with events including a yarning with Uncle Noel Nannup on Sunday 2 July at Bardon Park/Malgamongup, a Baigup Wetlands bushwalk with Belinda Cox of Djirrily Dreaming on Saturday 8 July, and a smoking ceremony at Maylands Samphires on Sunday 9 July.

To mark National Tree Day on Sunday 30 July, a community planting day will be held at Eric Singleton Bird Sanctuary alongside an open house at Environment House.

Further planting days will take place at Maylands Lakes, Berringa Park Wetlands, Lightning Swamp Bushland, Claughton Reserve, McPherson Reserve and Arbor Park.

Community members are encouraged to wear sturdy footwear, a hat and a raincoat in wet weather, with trowels, gloves and morning tea provided.

For more information, visit the City's Community Planting Days webpage.

Pictured: Deputy Mayor Catherine Ehrhardt with City of Bayswater Environmental Field Supervisor Lucas, and Mike and David from the Bardon Park Malgamongup Friends Group.

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