Kalamunda planting days need more green thumbs


Community planting days are being held locally this week.
Community planting days are being held locally this week.

THE Shire of Kalamunda is holding two community planting days with residents invited to come and get their hands dirty.

Tomorrow, May 18, join the Friends of Petunia Street Reserve from 3pm-5pm at 25 Petunia Street in Lesmurdie.

The Friends Group have been busy enhancing the bushland at this lovely reserve, with recent activities including weed control, mulching and planting of native shrubs to help create habitats for native species of fauna.

Ollie Worrell Reserve is home to lots of lovely wildlife and enhancing the environment will help to preserve the habitat for birds and animals. On Friday May 20, Friends of Ollie Worrell Reserve will plant native flora to attract these animals and bird life to the High Wycombe area. The planting will be held for two hours between 3pm-5pm on the corner of Worrell Avenue and Abernethy Road.

Shire President Andrew Waddell said community planting days were a wonderful opportunity for people to make a contribution to their natural environment while building community connections and have fun at the same time.

“Planting native shrubs and trees helps to provide valuable biodiversity and habitats. Revegetation not only stabilises the soil and facilitates increased plant growth but also creates permanent homes for our local wildlife,” Cr Waddell said.

Gloves and planting gear will be provided. Bring a water bottle, hat and gardening clothing.

A light afternoon tea will be provided at both events.