Vollies plant native seedlings at lake
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
Scotch College Year 7 students Kean Lee and Sevvel Mahendranathan planting trees at Lake Claremont.