Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group and City of Gosnells hosting tree planting event

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The Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group (AGLG) has partnered with City of Gosnells to hold a community planting day at Tom Bateman Reserve on July 2.

Volunteers are encouraged to improve the bushland area by helping to plant 4000 native plants at the reserve to positively contribute to the local environment.

AGLG community landcare co-ordinator Narelle Mewburn said events like these were vital to ensure the long-term health of the environment.

“These events are significant, it’s about bringing local community together to educate themselves on the big picture of conservation and creating habitat for indigenous plants and refuge for local fauna,” she said.

“As urbanisation increases, these areas are decreasing. It’s about creating habitats for our native flora and fauna.”

Ms Mewburn said AGLG targeted Tom Bateman Reserve as a crucial area to conserve.

“Every year we asses various sites opportunistically that are good for events (in the lead up to National Tree Day in late July),” she said.

“We did Tom Bateman Reserve last year and we’re going to follow it up again this year, talking about the ecology of the whole area and how to create habitat.”

The family-friendly event will take place between 9am and noon.

Participants are asked to wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring a hat, sunscreen, gloves and water bottle.

Planting will take place regardless of rain.

For more information, call 9397 3000 or email pdames@gmail.com.

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