A CHALLENGE was set and met to plant thousands of trees for World Environment Day at Kwinana on June 8.
Volunteers were at Sloan’s Reserve were they planted 4274 native trees and shrubs.
Some of the volunteers came from Perth’s corporate community to joined forces with Conservation Volunteers.
Company teams competed against each other to plant as many native plants as possible in a two-hour period.
Conservation Volunteers regional manger Tristan Duke was pleased with the Kwinana event.
“We are really pleased with the results of the Conservation Volunteers Tree Planting Challenge and would like to congratulate Chevron Australia on taking home the win and thank the participating teams from Aon, Veolia and Rio Tinto for celebrating World Environment Day in such a positive way,” he said.
“We’d also like to extend a huge thank you to the City of Kwinana for hosting the event at Sloan’s Reserve and providing the trees for the event, Mayor Carol Adams for stopping by to thank teams for their efforts and the South West Group for their on-going support.”
Conservation Volunteers corporate relations manager Danielle Johnson said the event was in its fifth year.
“It’s been our biggest year yet with all of our locations booking out in record time,” she said.
“This year we attracted 56 teams across Australia and New Zealand with the fantastic result of over 20,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses planted. We’re really thrilled with the results.”
Conservation Volunteers makes a difference to the environment across Australia and New Zealand; planting trees, restoring wetlands, removing rubbish, improving habitat and ensuring native plants and animals continue to flourish, lending a helping hand to nature.