Sun shines on community planting day

Volunteers enjoyed a sunny winter’s day while planting 300 indigenous trees, shrubs and groundcovers during a community planting event at Lovers Walk in late July.

Celebrating National Tree Day, the annual planting activity attracted 50 volunteers who worked together to also remove three cubic meters of the invasive weed, Polygala from the site in a couple of hours.

It’s the eighth consecutive year of weeding and revegetation at the site, which is part of the Coastal Moonah Woodland corridor in The Narrows. The Moonah woodland community is listed as threatened under the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.

Before planting and weeding started, Matt Crawley from Bellarine Catchment Network led a walk and talk to inform volunteers about local plant species and discuss biological control programs underway to tackle Bridal Creeper weed.

The event was coordinated by Bellarine Catchment Network and supported by Queenscliff Community Nursery, Swan Bay Environment Association and Council.