Locals Dig in to Green Murray

Locals Dig in to Green Murray
July 3, 2019 Katherine Stevens

The community has been out in full force over the last few weeks, helping to strengthen our enviable natural environment.

Greening efforts kicked off with the Planting in the Park event held in support of World Environment Day.

A total of 3,500 seedlings were planted on the banks of the Murray River by over 100 community members.

The event boasted environment and community information stands and activities including a chance to meet Rex the Black Cockatoo, learn more about the benefits of planting flora for native birds and worm farms.

The day was made possible through Alcoa Foundation and Shire of Murray funding and is part of Alcoa’s Three Rivers partnership with Greening Australia, which aims to improve the health of the Murray, Serpentine and Harvey Rivers.

Over 300 students from several Peel schools embraced their greener side during the Shire of Murray’s National School’s Tree Day event on Friday 21 June.

With assistance from Men of the Trees Peel, Greening Australia and MZI Resources as well as Accor Hotels, the Shire hosted students from Carcoola, Dwellingup, North Dandalup and St Josephs Catholic Primary Schools, and John Tonkin College at the North Dandalup River Reserve.

Planting efforts throughout the district continued on Monday 25 June, when students from Pinjarra Primary School and Peel Language Development School visited Morni Kep Park.

According to Shire President Cr. David Bolt the National School’s Tree Day event is one of the highlights on the Shire of Murray’s calendar.

“It is always wonderful witnessing the children’s enthusiasm as they engage with nature to further their development and contribute to the sustainability of our environment,” said Cr. Bolt.

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