Relationship sprouts vital roots for water
A UNIQUE collaboration will mean better and healthier waterways flowing from the Lockyer Valley in the future.
A partnership between Seqwater, West Moreton Landcare and the University of Queensland resulted in an army of volunteers planting more than 5000 trees along the Lockyer Creek at UQ Gatton last week.
The project built on tree planting undertaken in March 2014, where 2000 trees were planted.
Seqwater Source Protection Planner Daniel Garcia said the works strived to improve the stability of banks along the Lockyer Creek, which would subsequently improve water quality through reduced erosion.
“Almost everything we do is related back to water quality and water treatment and in this case the amount of sediment was a real concern for us,” Mr Garcia said.
West Moreton Landcare president Bob Hampson said the planting was funded through the Queensland Government’s Everyone’s Environment grants program andWest Moreton Landcare, in partnership with Seqwater.
UQ St Lucia school of business student Anh Pham, from Vietnam, volunteered on the day and said she enjoyed helping the environment.
“I like to do some meaningful things and I think planting trees is very important to life to protect from erosion and it’ll make a better environment,” Mrs Pham said.