Bass Coast,
15
July
2014
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02:39
Australia/Melbourne

Lend A Hand On National Tree Day

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?

Celebrated on Sunday, 27 July, National Tree Day is a great opportunity to get outdoors and do something positive for our environment.

There are two events being held by Bass Coast Shire Council together with volunteer groups.

  • Bass Coast Landcare Network and Three Creeks Landcare are hosting a planting day at Kilcunda Foreshore Reserve, meeting at the Kilcunda Main Carpark at 10.00am.
  • Saltwater Creek Coastcare will be having a working bee in the in the Saltwater Creek area off Heyley Avenue, Ventnor, meeting at the beach access track between 23B and 25 Heyley Avenue at 10.00am.

Together, volunteers will be planting 1,320 indigenous plants across both sites with all tools and equipment provided.

The Saltwater Creek Coastcare working bee will concentrate on revegetationto increase the quality of the vegetation along the bank of Saltwater Creek.

This will provide habitat and act as a corridor for the wildlife living in the area as well as improve water quality in Saltwater Creek itself.

For or more information please visit http://treeday.planetark.org/site/10004944.

The Bass Coast Landcare Network and Three Creeks Landcare planting day will focus on revegetation in the dunes to help prevent further erosion, increase biodiversity, and provide wildlife habitat as well as a corridor for wildlife to move through the foreshore undisturbed.

This event will be followed by a BBQ lunch put on by the Lions Club.

For more information, please visit http://treeday.planetark.org/site/10004823.

Information on 14 active volunteer groups which operate between Inverloch to Tenby Point is now available on Council’s website at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/envirovolunteers.

New members are welcome to join these volunteer groups for weekend working bees, generally for a few hours in the morning.

For more information, please call 1300BCOAST (226 278) and speak with the Environment Team.