Bass Coast,
15
July
2016
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08:04
Australia/Melbourne

Celebrating National Tree Day in Bass Coast

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National Tree Day has come around once again, so why not take part in the country’s largest community tree planting and nature care event right here in Bass Coast?

National Tree Day is a great opportunity to get outdoors and do something positive for our environment.

Cape Woolamai Coast Action Group will be hosting an event this year in Bass Coast.

“We will be planting in the foreshore reserve south of the Woolamai House development, starting at 10.00am and meeting at the northern end of The Esplanade,” Cape Woolamai Coast Action’s Secretary, Kate McLaughlin, said.

“Together we will be planting 700 indigenous plants at this site, with tools and equipment provided.”

The Cape Woolamai site continues on from last year’s National Tree Day plantings. This section of the foreshore reserve has recently been reclaimed through realignment of a property fence.

The planting will help increase biodiversity within the area, with the foreshore acting as part of a wildlife corridor which runs north to Newhaven, and south to the actual Cape and beyond.

This corridor is extremely important for the wildlife in the Bass Coast region, as it encourages genetic diversity within each species as well as providing much needed habitat.

If you are looking for something to do on what will hopefully be a sunny Sunday morning on 31 July, come along and join in the fun whilst helping improve your local natural environment!

The events have been registered on the National Tree Day website at http://treeday.planetark.org.

For more information please contact Council’s Natural Resources Officer, David Martin, on 1300 BCOAST (226 278), (03) 5671 2211, or email d.martin@basscoast.vic.gov.au.