Looking for something to do this Sunday 29th of July? Take advantage of the beautiful winter sunshine we’ve been experiencing and pop along to your local National Tree Day celebrations!
At 9am on Sunday I am joining the Friends of Waurn Ponds Creek here in Geelong to help plant trees for the day. If you’re in the area and would like to do your bit, or even come down and provide some moral support, check out their website for details. If you wish to plant, you need to register, which you can do via the site.
National Tree Day is an initiative of Planet Ark, a not-for-profit environmental organisation in Australia. You can find out more about them and what they do here. There is also a very interesting page on a study conducted by Planet Ark into the importance of children interracting with the environment and how it affects their development.
The Friends of Waurn Ponds Creek have been in action since 2002. They are a very active community group who mainly concentrate on restoring the natural vegetation of the Waurn Ponds Creek as well as removing rubbish and weeds from the area. Their group is free to join and it appears they have a very enjoyable time whilst doing their bit to make a difference.
I am really looking forward to Sunday morning and hope that the weather stays as mild as it has been. Regardless, I will be there boots and all, even if it’s raining. Hope to see some of you too! 😀