Bayswater locals invited to help green the City with community planting days

City staff will join with community members to plant 25,000 native seedlings across its parks and reserves this winter.

Bayswater locals invited to help green the City with community planting days
Apr 30 2024

Community members are invited to get their hands dirty over the cooler months by joining the City for a series of community planting days.

Over 10 weekends from May to August, the City will partner with valued volunteers and ‘Friends of’ groups to plant 25,000 native seedlings along the river foreshore and in parks, reserves and bushland areas.

In addition to helping revegetate green spaces, community members can come along to special planting days to learn more about the natural environment and Indigenous culture.

On Saturday 25 May, budding gardeners can attend a community planting day at Arbor Park and meet a City arborist to learn tips and tricks for planting, pruning and maintaining trees.

Little ones are invited to join Educated by Nature for a community planting day at Claughton Reserve on Saturday 29 June and enjoy a morning of hands-on nature-inspired activities, including cubby making, clay making and ochre face painting.

The City will celebrate NAIDOC Week from 7 to 14 July by holding a traditional smoking ceremony and planting day at Clarkson Reserve on Sunday 7 July and a yarning session with Dr Noel Nannup at Bardon Park on Saturday 13 July.

Community planting days take place from 9am to 12pm, with trowels, gloves and morning tea provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, a hat and water bottle.

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Pictured (L–R): City of Bayswater Environment Officer Rebecca Cooper with Friends of Claughton Reserve Treasurer Robin Doust and volunteer Colleen Mack, City of Bayswater Coordinator Natural Area Management Matthew Moore, City of Bayswater Environmental Field Officer Nathan Pemberton and Friends of Claughton Reserve President Ranil Ratnayeke.

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