Community Planting Days in the City of Kalamunda

13 May 2019 1:59 PM

Over 2500 native plants will find a new home at parks and reserves across the City of Kalamunda this winter thanks to the support of local residents.

Over 2500 native plants will find a new home at parks and reserves across the City of Kalamunda this winter thanks to the support of local residents. Community members will come together over five weeks to participate in the City’s annual Community Group Revegetation Program, run in collaboration with local Friends Groups.

Mayor John Giardina said, “Friends Groups are made up of committed volunteers who are passionate about their local environment and help the City to maintain and protect our reserves. This winter, Friends Groups are calling on your help to transform your local reserve by planting native trees, shrubs and ground covers.”

Community planting days will commence in May, with the first to kick off on Sunday 19 at Kalari Drive Reserve in Wattle Grove from noon to 2pm and the second on Wednesday 22 at Petunia Street Reserve in Kalamunda from 3pm to 5pm.

June community planting days include Jorgensen Park in Kalamunda on Sunday 2nd from 9am to 11.30am; Juniper Reserve in Forrestfield on Saturday 8 from 10am to 12noon; and Woodlupine Brook Reserve in Forrestfield on Saturday 15 June from 10am to 12noon.

The City will celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 28 July with a whole of community planting day at Jorgensen Park Reserve Kalamunda.

Mayor John Giardina said the planting days transform more than just the environmental value of a reserve.

“The City of Kalamunda is passionate about connecting communities. The community panting days, with the support of Local Friends Groups, help to bring neighbours, friends and families together, doing something positive and rewarding for the open spaces they share.”

“It is wonderful to be able to grow something that’s not only great for the environment, but great for community spirit too.”

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend the community planting days. Participants should wear sturdy shoes, bring a drink bottle, a hat and gloves if they have them. For more information, visit the City of Kalamunda’s website or contact the City on 9257 9999 or enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au.

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