Georges River residents rally to support National Tree Day

Green fingers: Georges River Council's tree planting event at Evatt Park, Lugarno was attended by over 100 residents of all ages who planted 1,000 trees, shrubs and ground cover.
Green fingers: Georges River Council's tree planting event at Evatt Park, Lugarno was attended by over 100 residents of all ages who planted 1,000 trees, shrubs and ground cover.

More than 2,500 native plants were provided free to Georges River residents and local schools as part of National Tree Day.

There was also a tree planting event at Lugarno‘s Evatt Park attended by over 100 residents of all ages who planted 1,000 trees, shrubs and ground cover.

Georges River Council mayor, Kevin Greene thanked the residents for their enthusiastic support of National Tree Day which was held on Sunday, July 29.

Celebration: Participants in the National Tree Planting Day take a well-earned rest.

Celebration: Participants in the National Tree Planting Day take a well-earned rest.

National Tree Day is one of Australia’s biggest nature care initiatives held to address important environmental issues like the loss of habitat for native wildlife, soil salinity, erosion and contributes to individual and community health.

As part of this year’s celebrations, Georges River Council held a number of initiatives to encourage the community to improve the environment, whether at home or in open spaces.

Georges River Council Mayor Kevin Greene acknowledged the importance of the community getting behind this day.

“It is terrific to see residents and community groups come together and participate in an event that enhances our amazing green spaces and helps the environment,” Councillor Greene said.

The council would like to thank the Beverly Hills Chinese Baptist Church group, the 1st Oatley Bay Scout and 2nd Mortdale Scout groups, and the St George Lions Club who attended this event, along with the continued support of Georges River Council’s Bushcare volunteers.

Georges River residents can keep up-to-date on the council’s Bushcare volunteer program on Facebook, visit facebook.com/GRCBushcareVolunteers.

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