Georges River Community digs in on National Tree Day

07/08/2018

The community came out in droves to support Georges River Council’s National Tree Day celebrations on Sunday, 29 July 2018.

National Tree Day is one of Australia’s biggest nature care initiatives with more than 200,000 people participating across the country every year. It helps 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.

Over 2,500 free native plants were provided to residents and local schools to enhance their gardens.

There was also a tree planting event at Lugarno‘s Evatt Park attended by over 100 residents - young and old, planting 1,000 trees, shrubs and ground cover for the benefit of the entire community.

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.”

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.

For more information, please visit Council's website or call 9330 6400.

You can also keep up to date on Council’s Bushcare volunteer program on Facebook.