Land­care opens to the com­mu­nity

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Dane Lillingstone dane.lillingstone@ whit­sun­day­

THEY’RE an or­gan­i­sa­tion that’s been in the com­mu­nity since 1998 and Whit­sun­day Catch­ment Land­care has been do­ing what they can do to help ever since.

Land­care held their Com­mu­nity Nurs­ery Open Day and Plant Sale on Satur­day with mem­bers of the com­mu­nity get­ting a chance to pur­chase lo­cally grown plants and the op­por­tu­nity to trade in their weeds for a free na­tive plant.

“We’re try­ing to do it on an an­nual ba­sis from now on. It raises money for our our projects,” Whit­sun­day Catch­ment Land­care co-or­di­na­tor Cath Camp­bell said.

“Most of our money ei­ther comes from ei­ther the State Gov­ern­ment, Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment or through con­tract work we do. This money is what we can use on our own Land­care projects.”

All of the plants avail­able on the day were grown from lo­cal seed and adapted to the lo­cal area.

Land­care also wel­comes any new vol­un­teers with pro­grams on Tues­day and Thurs­day morn­ings.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit their Face­book page or visit whit­sun­day­land­

OPEN ARMS: Peter Alden, Cath Camp­bell, Wayne Oak­ley and Jim Dick­ens at the Whit­sun­day Catch­ment Land­care Com­mu­nity Nurs­ery Open Day on Satur­day at Kelsey Creek.

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