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Get planting for local bushland’s future

Published on Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Tree planting at Tom Bateman Reserve

You’re invited to get in touch with your wild side, by improving the bushland at Tom Bateman Reserve in Thornlie on 2 July.

More than 4,000 native plants will be planted at the reserve as part of a partnership between the City of Gosnells and the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group, providing a positive and long-term contribution to the local environment.

“Tom Bateman Reserve is a regionally significant bushland that needs our help to flourish,” City of Gosnells Deputy Mayor Julie Brown said.

“The trees, shrubs and ground covers that we plant will help to provide food and habitat for wildlife, and improve soil stability and biodiversity.”

Cr Brown said this planting event would build on environmental works undertaken at the reserve during the past six years, including revegetation, weeding, fencing and rubbish removal.

The family-friendly event will take place between 9am and noon on Sunday 2 July. Participants are asked to wear appropriate footwear and clothing, and bring a hat, sunscreen, gloves and water bottle.

Planting will take place regardless of rain.

For more information, call 9397 3000 or email pdames@gmail.com.

Event details

Date:               Sunday 2 July 2017

Time:               9am – noon

Location:         Tom Bateman Reserve Bushland, Wilfred Road, Thornlie

Bring:               Participants will need to wear appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing. Bring along your gumboots, hat, gloves, sunscreen and water bottle.

Parking:           Available on Wilfred Road, Thornlie, but participants will need to walk into the bushland area to the planting site