Glenorchy community to join in plantout

MEMBERS of the Glenorchy Improvement Group will be conducting their own National Tree Day event this Sunday.

Michele Forbes from the Glenorchy Improvement Group, speaks with Richard Inglis from Greenfingers Nusery in the lead up to this Sunday's community plantout.

Michele Forbes from the Glenorchy Improvement Group, speaks with Richard Inglis from Greenfingers Nusery in the lead up to this Sunday's community plantout.

The event will get underway at 10am in Glenorchy.

National Tree Day is Australia's largest community tree planting and nature care event and is a great way to get outside and connect with nature. It's a memorable day out for families, giving them the opportunity to do something positive for their health and wellbeing, and to improve the environment in which they live.

Co-ordinated by Planet Ark and sponsored by Toyota, National Tree Day started in 1996. Since its inception, more than 2.8 million people have planted 20 million seedlings in more than 4000 planting locations across the country.

This year, Glenorchy Improvement Group is one local group taking up this community initiative, using plants supplied through Greenfingers Nursery in Stawell and Project Platypus.

Glenorchy Improvement Group has also been working with Project Platypus on weed eradication along the Wimmera River bank in Glenorchy.

As part of their Community Action Plan, Glenorchy Improvement Group hopes in the future to develop a walking track between the old and new bridges, enabling families better access to the river to enjoy this wonderful natural feature of their town.

The Glenorchy community tree plantout is on this Sunday, August 17. Everyone is asked to meet at the old bridge in Glenorchy at 10am. The event will be followed by lunch and plant giveaways for all participants.

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