From the desk of Catherine, South Coast Enviro-Experiences Project Officer  

An overcast morning didn’t dampen the mood for enthusiastic volunteers at the City of Albany Planet Ark National Tree Planting Day held recently at Booyiup (Wellington Wetlands) in Albany. A dedicated band of tree planters took the opportunity to engage with the community and help protect the environment for years to come. 

The City of Albany team provided a diverse range of tree species and gave advice to the volunteers on how and where to plant the hundreds of melaleucas, banksias and hakeas along the verges of the wetland.  These newly planted native shrubs and trees planted in the wetland basin will enrich the wetlands’ ecosystem and promote biodiversity.   

A big thank you to all the volunteers who participated in this amazing conservation effort. It’s heartwarming to see so many people coming together for the sake of our local environment. Let’s keep nurturing these newly planted trees and watch them grow into a thriving habitat for wildlife. 

You can read about our other National Tree Planting Day, in Esperance, here.

If you’d like to join your community and be part of future environmental volunteer events across the South Coast region, register on our volunteer platform and you will be matched to opportunities that meet your interests and availability, there is something for everyone!  

For more information or help with the platform please contact Catherine in Albany (e) (m) 0421 437 525 or Jimena in Esperance and surrounds (e) (m) 0437 440 237.