Green crusade in Cannonvale
WHITSUNDAY residents braved the wet weather for the National Tree Day community planting event at Galbraith Park in Cannonvale on Sunday.
A small group of residents and Landcare volunteers planted trees along the creek bank as part of the long running Galbratih Creek stream rehabilitation project.
Objectives of the project are to stabilize the stream, revegetate the banks with native plants which will provide a habitat and wildlife corridor over time. Whitsunday Catchment Landcare officer Steve Booth said the group planted about 120 trees, shrubs and ground covers.
“We have had broad community support from organisations, businesses, contractors and local community members for National Tree Day and the ongoing project at Galbraith,” he said.
“Of course we want to thank all the volunteers who came and slugged it out in the rain.”
All native plants were sourced from local seed, collected by Landcare volunteers and grown at the Whitsunday Catchment Landcare community nursery.
Mr Booth said Whitsunday Catchment Landcare would be looking forward to planting at other locations including Brandy Creek and the Proserpine River in the future.
This year marked the planting of the 20-millionth tree since the national event began in 1996.
For details visit www.whitsundaylandcare.org.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Landcare volunteers Jan and Graham Armstrong and Penny Taylor joined Landcare officer Steve Booth to plant trees at Galbraith Park.