Children plant hundreds of seedlings at new Lakelands park

Ethan (11), Mac (8) and James (11) got their hands dirty planting seedlings in Lakelands.
Ethan (11), Mac (8) and James (11) got their hands dirty planting seedlings in Lakelands.

AN unfinished park in the heart of Lakelands has received a splash of greenery thanks to local children.

Hundreds of students from nearby Mandurah Baptist College got their hands dirty planting almost 1400 seedlings at the new park on Tonalli Circuit, which in a few years will provide future users with natural greenery to enjoy.

The project was part of an annual School Tree Planting Day where Mandurah Baptist College’s Integrated Science students give hands-on instruction to primary school students about the planting process.

This year’s event also included a handful of home schooled students.

With the Lakeland Estate and park developed by Peet, managing director and chief executive Brendan Gore said each of the more than 350 students were able to plant five seedlings, giving the uncompleted park a beautiful burst of nature.

“It provides a great opportunity for the students to take their learning outdoors and find out about the environment in which they live,” he said.

“We’d like to thank Mandurah Baptist College for their support over the past 12 years where together we have planted close to 19,500 seedlings across the Lakelands community.”

The park is due to be finished in late spring and will include a grassed area, picnic tables and shade structure, landscaped garden beds, retained vegetation, pendulum swing, play net and log tunnels.