Celebrating National Tree Day in Bayside

14 July 2016

Celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 31 July by joining other volunteers to plant coastal species along the foreshore at Brighton.

Tools and equipment are provided. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. After the planting there will be a free sausage sizzle.

Date:                              Sunday 31 July

Time:                             10am – 12pm

Location:                        Meet at Brighton Baths B2 car park

(opposite Normanby Street, Brighton)

What to bring:                Warm clothes, gloves

National Tree Day started in 1996 and since then more than 3.8 million people have planted 22.3 million plants.

National Tree Day aims to inspire, educate and recruit volunteers to actively care for our unique land and create future generations of committed environmental custodians.

Bayside Mayor Cr James Long said Bayside is fortunate to have many active volunteers helping to preserve Bayside’s unique natural environment.

“More than 200 ‘Friends of Bayside’ volunteer in our heathlands, bushlands, coastal reserves and nursery. Activities include planting and weeding, removing litter, collecting seeds, recording native plants and animals and conducting tours.

“Volunteering in a friends group is a great way to explore and discover the natural beauty of Bayside while being part of the local community and feeling like you’re making a contribution,” Cr Long said.

The newly renovated Bayside Community Nursery at 319 Reserve Road Cheltenham will be open for extended hours from 9am until 1pm on Saturday 30 July in preparation for National Tree Day. 

The nursery sells indigenous plants, which are propagated by staff and volunteers on the site. Nursery staff and volunteers can give advice about planting and planning your garden.

For more information about the National Tree Day planting event contact Jo Hurse on 9283 2052.

Page last updated: 14 Jul 2016