Making a ‘positive impact’ for environment

Hard at work: Monique, Tait, and Kath from Mentone Scouts get to gardening on National Tree Day. Picture: Supplied

NATIONAL tree day was celebrated on 28 July, with locals getting involved by getting their hands dirty and doing some gardening.

Over 5000 seedlings were planted by 278 volunteers in the Kingston municipality. Plantings took place at Namatjira Reserve, Edithvale Common, Mordialloc creek, Bonbeach foreshore, and Carrum foreshore.

The day is organised by not-for-profit group Planet Ark. Planet Ark deputy CEO Rebecca Gilling said  “it’s heartening to hear that Australians think that individual action can make a positive impact on our environment. National Tree Day is an excellent opportunity to work together on a local level to benefit your community and the environment at large.”

Students at local schools also helped out on 26 July, planting 1500 seedlings.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 7 August 2019

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