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Get Planting on National Tree Day

Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Parks Victoria and Friends of the Prom are celebrating this year’s National Tree Day on Sunday 28 July with a joint planting project at Wilsons Promontory National Park.  

Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge, Brett Mitchell says tree planting is a great community activity.

“It’s an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to work together on something that’s local and has a long lasting benefit.

“We’re hoping at least 50 people will converge on Tidal River to help plant around 500 indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses. This will help restore the native vegetation in the Tidal River campground for the benefit of visitors and native animals and birds,” he said.

Mary Walker, a long time member of the Friends of the Prom and supervisor of its nursery group says it’s a great day out, but it’s also much more than that.  

“It’s an opportunity for everyone with an interest in our local environment to join forces and make a difference. Planting native trees and shrubs is such a rewarding thing to do, and it’s great to watch the plants and trees you’ve planted grow and transform the landscape,” she said.

People wanting to be part of the planting day are asked to register in advance by calling the Tidal River Visitor Centre on 1800 350 552.

Sunday 28 July 2013

Planting times: 9.30 - 11.30am and 1 - 3 pm

Activity starts at Tidal River Visitor Centre.

A light morning and afternoon tea will be provided

The activity is suitable for primary school age onwards.

Volunteers should bring gardening gloves and wear suitable clothing suitable - you will get dirty and may get wet.  

Bring a sun hat, sun screen, drink bottle, a raincoat and wear sturdy covered shoes - no thongs or open toe shoes or sandals.

For more information contact Tidal River Visitor Centre on 1800 350 552.

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