Volunteers needed for Beautiful Verges planting day in Heathridge

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THE Heathridge Residents’ Association has received a $1023 community grant from the City of Joondalup to launch its Beautiful Verges project.

The project aims to supply residents with water-wise native plants, for free, to plant on their verges.

Committee member Emily Howell said Heathridge had been identified as a hot spot with the “ambient temperature above average in most streets”.

“Native verge gardens not only look great but will help improve the environment by reducing the temperature, conserving water and attracting birds and bees,” she said. “An ‘example verge’ is to be planted at The Spiers Centre.

“Once the plants are established, residents will be welcome to take cuttings to their own properties.”

Ms Howell said the project working group desperately needed volunteers to help at the July 22 planting day from 1pm with more than 200 plants and spreading a truck load of mulch.

Heathridge residents interested in receiving free plants are urged to attend or email info@heathridge residents.com.au.