Dirty hands for cause
THE Sunshine Coast Council and Planet Ark encourage Caloundra residents to get their hands dirty for National Tree Day.
Sunshine Coast Council Community Nature Conservation Officer Rhonda Bordonaro said it is guaranteed to be a great day.
Whether you consider yourself a green thumb or not, many helping hands will make light work.
What better way than to spend the day outside connecting with neighbours and nature.
“The more, the merrier,” Ms Bordonaro said.
The Rotary Club of Caloundra is jumping on board to help combat climate change and capture carbon from the atmosphere.
Rotary Club Caloundra member Roger Todd said with 1.2 million rotary members if they all plant a tree it’s quite symbolic and at the same time makes a difference.
“The equipment is supplied, you just need to turn up,” said Mr Todd.
With a goal of planting one million more plants nationwide the Sunshine Coast event is aiming to contribute 1500 plants.
Australians are urged to find ways to spend more time outdoors, however combining technology and the environment may be the way of the future.
National Tree Day will also offer a free barbecue, live music, face painting and a train ride to the site.
National Tree Day will be held on Sunday at Lamerough Creek Environmental Reserve in Pelican Waters. Registration is essential.
For further information, visit treeday.planetark.org.
GREEN THUMBS UNITE: Sunshine Coast Council and Planet Ark are making it easy for the Sunshine Coast to get involved this National Tree Day.