Volunteers rally for planting day in Seabird

Volunteers rally for planting day in Seabird
Volunteers rally for planting day in Seabird
Volunteers rally for planting day in Seabird

MORE than 70 volunteers turned up to the small coastal town of Seabird on August 6 to help plant flora on the embankment of the recently constructed 680m seawall.

The group planted about 2400 native plants chosen for coastal tolerance, including species such as acacia rostellifera (summer scented wattle) and olearia axillaris (coastal daisy bush), to provide protection from further erosion.

Volunteers included Seabird community members, their family and friends, Shire of Gingin staff, and interested, environmentally-aware visitors.

“It was a fantastic turnout,” Seabird Progress Association (SPA) organiser Frank Johnson said.

“The enthusiasm shown by everyone was amazing and we achieved a considerable amount of replanting, covering the entire length of the wall.”

Acting shire president Sam Collard praised the community event, organised by SPA with the Northern Agricultural Catchment Council and the shire.

“It was a great display of a community bending their backs and getting their hands dirty for such an important cause, especially the children who all pitched in,” he said.