Greenly beach planting day set for June

NATIVE PLANTS: Noah Leslie, Tyler Meyers, Tylah Hollett and Kyuss Bates with some of the native seedlings that will be planted in June.
NATIVE PLANTS: Noah Leslie, Tyler Meyers, Tylah Hollett and Kyuss Bates with some of the native seedlings that will be planted in June.

A planting day at Greenly beach will occur on June 2, as students at Lake Wangary school have been helping to propagate native plants in their greenhouse.

Kerryn McEwan has helped organise the planting day with the Lower Eyre Coastcare association.

She said the seeds were planted in December, and they now have almost 2,000 plants ready to be planted in the coastal environment around the beach.

She said families from the school and the wider public volunteer on the day.

"Greenly beach is a popular coastal spot with families, so lots of local people have a strong connection to the place," she said.

"It's a very sandy wind-blown site, so it can be difficult to revegetate, but we have had success there with the local plants used."

She said the day is part of World Environment Day, and that close to 150 people attended last year.

Contact Lower Eyre Coastcare on 0498 387 961 if interested in volunteering.