Wild weather did not deter young Scotch students from Perth and local families from planting at GeoCatch community planting day last weekend. GeoCatch did not expect anyone to turn up in such challenging weather conditions, however the event went on as families and students turned up determined to plant trees unfazed by the wet conditions.
Native seedlings were planted at Dolphin Road Foreshore to provide future habitat for the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possum. This is the 4th consecutive year planting at this site where 4000 possum-friendly plants are now established and looking healthy.
There are clear benefits to spending time in nature and by planting a tree you can help cool the climate, provide homes for native wildlife, and make your community a better place to live.” said GeoCatch Project Officer Nicole Lincoln.
“Planting days are also a lot of fun, a free source of endorphins!”
Creating habitat for the Western Ringtail Possum not only supports the survival of this species, it improves the amenity and livability of the Geographe Bay Catchment.
GeoCatch thanks everyone that helped make the planting day a great success, including Bunbury Regional College located in Busselton who helped prep the site in advance for the community event. The City of Busselton provided the planting site and helped prepare the area for ready for planting.
This project is supported by the South West Catchment Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, and the City of Busselton.