Group effort for tree planting
More than 700 trees planted along Madora Bay foreshore.
ALCOA’S Pinjarra Alumina Refinery joined forces with Comet North Coastcare Group, Foodbank WA and the City of Mandurah to plant more than 700 tree seedlings along the Madora Bay foreshore.
President Ron Wortley said the seedlings were planted in areas of degradation to revitalise the dunes, add stability and reduce sand erosion.
He thanked Alcoa volunteers who braved cold conditions to plant the seedlings as part of their Alcoans Coming Together in our Neighbourhood program.
As a result, $3000 has been granted to Foodbank WA, which provides more than 5.7 million meals to people in need each year.
Alcoa’s funding and volunteer programs enable employees to help nonprofit organisations such as Comet North and Foodbank.
Comet North helps the City of Mandurah with local knowledge and ground support with the coordination, management and maintenance of the Silver Sands and Madora Bay foreshore.
Over the the past 15 years the group has planted more than 6000 native seedlings along Mandurah’s northern beaches.
Comet North Coastcare Group president Ron Wortley at the tree planting.