City of Greater Geraldton residents encouraged to get dirty and plant trees with the council

Geraldton Guardian
Farmer planting small tree
Camera IconFarmer planting small tree Credit: Getty Images

A Sunday well spent in Geraldton often involves the foreshore, and this weekend should be no different — except people this time are asked to come armed with their gardening gloves and a willingness to get dirty.

The City of Greater Geraldton is calling on community members to join its Million Trees Community Planting Day at Beresford Foreshore.

Mayor Shane Van Styn said the planting day was a way to make a difference.

“Planting seedlings is one of the easiest ways to make a positive impact on the environment,” he said.

“Every year community groups, schools, organisations and local businesses plant thousands of seedlings in our coastal and bushland reserves.

“Thanks to their dedication we are not only improving the environment, we are greening our City at the same time.”

People don’t need any gardening experience to participate in the planting day, from 10am to noon.

Participants should meet at the Chapman Road carpark across from Mitchell and Brown, wearing suitable clothes and footwear with gloves and a water bottle.

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