Cowboys coming for tree day
NORTH Queensland Cowboys players Kane Linnett and Kalifa Faifai Loa will be special guests at Plants Whitsundays’ national tree day celebrations from 8am-4pm this Saturday.
To help support Cowboys sponsors Toyota and Filby’s Motors, the two players will join in all the fun by meeting with fans. There will also be giveaways, gardening specials and a sausage sizzle on offer.
Whitsunday Catchment Landcare is also hosting a community tree-planting activity at Galbraith Park in Cannonvale on Sunday from 9am-12pm.
The group will be planting trees along the creek bank as part of the long running Galbraith stream rehabilitation project and anyone after more information should phone 4945 0267.
Local students from Cannonvale State School students will also be doing their bit by participating in Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day tomorrow from 10.30am-12pm.
Native trees and shrubs will be provided by Bunnings Airlie Beach and team members will help to prepare and plant the natives.
Bunnings Warehouse Airlie Beach complex manager Sarah Kleinschmidt said it was a great way to learn the event was a great opportunity for students to get active in the local community while learning about the environment.
Planet Ark’s National Tree Day manager Debbie Agnew said National Tree Day was a great opportunity to connect with the community, help the environment and contribute to a legacy for future generations.
National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day have helped reforest, revegetate and maintain close to 40,000 sites across the country and has been responsible for planting more than 18.6 million native trees, grasses and shrubs.
GREEN THUMB: North Queensland Cowboys winger Kalifa Faifai Loa.
DIG DEEP: North Queensland Cowboys centre Kane Linnett.