Murdoch calls for tree planters

April 11, 2012

Murdoch University is calling on people to get their hands dirty at the launch of its tree planting season.

Volunteers are needed to help plant native seedlings in Melaleuca Swamp at the South Street campus.

The tree planting will be held from 9am to 1.30pm on Saturday 21 April, and all members of the local community are welcome.

“This beautiful remnant paperbark wetland is an important conservation site and part of the Beeliar Regional Park,” said Leah Knapp, Murdoch Sustainability Officer.

“Being in this peaceful remnant wetland is a wonderful experience. It is quite unlike any other place on campus.

“The University has been working with Murdoch Environmental Restoration Group for the last four years preparing to revegetate this area, through intensive weed management.

“Now comes the fun bit – getting in there and getting approximately 2000 plants into the ground!”

Volunteers from all ages and walks of life will work in small teams and there will be a wide range of tasks to accommodate different interests and abilities.

Children over five years are encouraged to participate with their parents.

All tools and training will be provided but volunteers are advised to wear closed shoes that are appropriate for getting muddy.

The University will supply morning tea and a BBQ lunch, so please rsvp to Leah Knapp  or 9360 6361 by 19 April for catering purposes.

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