Vol­lies plant na­tive seedlings at lake

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

MORE than 1000 vol­un­teers will have planted an es­ti­mated 37,000 na­tive seedlings this win­ter at Lake Clare­mont.

Plant­ing ses­sions com­menced in June and will con­tinue un­til Au­gust as part of an ini­tia­tive of the Friends of Lake Clare­mont.

Co-or­di­na­tor Heidi Hardisty said the on­go­ing project was one of the largest restora­tion projects in Perth.

“In the past six years the group has won over $500,000 in grants, plant­ing more than 250,000 lo­cal na­tive seedlings in and around Lake Clare­mont, a Con­ser­va­tion Cat­e­gory Wet­land and Bush For­ever site tucked away in the western suburbs of Perth,” she said.

The op­por­tu­nity to re­store about 50 per cent of the area to na­tive veg­e­ta­tion came af­ter Town of Clare­mont closed the golf course in 2009.

This win­ter the vol­un­teers will re­store rem­nant bush­land, eastern wet­land buf­fer and cre­ate na­tive wood­land on the north­ern side of the lake.

Stu­dents from Fresh­wa­ter Bay Pri­mary School, Scotch Col­lege and Christ Church Gram­mar School got their hands dirty help­ing mem­bers of the Shah Sat­nam Ji Green ‘S’ Wel­fare Force Wing dur­ing June.

For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www.friend­soflake­clare­mont.org

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d455956

Scotch Col­lege Year 7 stu­dents Kean Lee and Sevvel Ma­hen­dranathan plant­ing trees at Lake Clare­mont.

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