Community Planting Day 2017

Tuesday, 06 June 2017

The Borough of Queenscliffe’s Community Planting Day is on again this year.

The Bellarine Catchment Network, the Swan Bay Environment Association and the Borough of Queenscliffe invite volunteers to join in with planting and maintenance weeding along the dunes in The Narrows, around Lovers Walk and the Dog Beach Car Park, on Sunday 30 July 2017 from 10.00am to 12.30pm.

‘Community Planting Day is a terrific way to care for our environment and celebrate National Tree Day,’ said Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor, Councillor Tony Francis.

Volunteers are advised to dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. There is no need to pre-register or book, just turn up on the day ready to work and have fun.

A barbecue lunch will be provided for all volunteers from 12.30pm.

Parking is available in the Dog Beach Car Park, Access Track 6B, Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff.

At last year’s event, 50 volunteers worked together to plant 300 indigenous trees, shrubs and groundcovers and remove three cubic meters of the invasive weed, Polygala.

‘This is the ninth consecutive year of community planting in the Borough. The Community Planting Day is lots of fun, and all are welcome to come along, get involved and make a positive difference to our unique Borough environment,’ said Cr Francis.

For more information or to advise regarding dietary requirements, please call the Borough of Queenscliffe on 5258 1377 or contact Matt Crawley, Program Manager, Bellarine Catchment Network at matt.bcn@environmentbellarine.org.au.