Group ef­fort for tree plant­ing

More than 700 trees planted along Madora Bay fore­shore.

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

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.

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