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Bletchley Park students nurture local environment

Published on Tuesday 30 July, 2019

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More than 100 Bletchley Park Primary School students planted around 3,000 native shrubs and groundcovers, as part of a joint City of Gosnells project to revegetate vacant land next to the school.

The City-owned land is one of 20 sites being revegetated this winter, as part of a campaign to improve natural areas throughout the City of Gosnells.

Mayor Glenn Dewhurst said collaborating with Bletchley Park Primary School was a terrific way to give children an opportunity to learn more about their local environment.

“The City’s Environmental Services team has been growing tube stock to prepare for the planting day, which was run with the help of the Armadale-Gosnells Landcare Group,” Mayor Dewhurst said.

“Through initiatives like this planting day with the Bletchley Park students, the City has planted around 80,000 native plants over the winter months, to revegetate 20 bushland and wetland areas.

“It’s important that our next generation has a chance to learn about the benefits of trees and caring for the environment – the Bletchley Park students were very keen to get involved and really impressed us with their enthusiasm for the project.”

Another school-based planting day is being held this month at Ailsworth Court Reserve, opposite Thornlie Primary School and Thornlie Senior High School.

As well as tree planting events, the City also encourages residents to plant more trees through its Street Tree Program, which offers free trees to eligible applicants, and there are numerous community tree-planting events held annually.

To find out more about these and other sustainability initiatives, please visit the link below or call 9397 3000.

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