Cow­boys com­ing for tree day

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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