TREE planting champions are in need for Gold Coast’s Biggest Tree Planting Day to be held at Country Paradise Parklands on Sunday 29th March.
Building on consecutive years a total of 9,000 native plants will be planted to help restore a wetland for Healthy Waterways Connect to Your Creek Week.
There will also be free wildlife shows, live music, stalls and food stands and the best part about the event is that it is free and will be great for kids to plant a tree or two.
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Naomi Edwards, event coordinator for Gold Coast’s Biggest Tree Planting Day, said that over 500 people are in need to help Nerang Riverkeepers, the resident Landcare group at the Parklands to achieve their dream of restoring the wetland.
‘Nerang Riverkeepers have been volunteering everyday for months to prepare for the event from growing the plants to digging the holes. With the dream of a healthy wetland in sight their dedication has and will pay off. This is why we need the community of the Gold Coast to get behind the cause to attend and enjoy the event’s festivities’.
Mark Tierney, coordinator of Nerang Riverkeepers is looking forward to the event, which he believes is set to attract a green army, who will also enjoy free entertainment and wildlife shows.
‘While Connect to Your Creek Week celebrates our waterway lifestyle on the Gold Coast, it also provides a good excuse to get together, plant a tree and enjoy the community effort for years to come’.
The event is proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast, Landcare Australia, Neutrogena Naturals, Regen Australia, Bunnings, Giga Signs, Healthy Waterways, the Gold Coast Catchment Association and Nerang Riverkeepers.
Take a trip down memory lane and attend the event to also view community effort from the last two consecutive years, taking the tree planting total to almost 20,000 plants.
For more information please visit goldcoastcatchments.org or call 0423846494.