Fifth tree planting day planned at Greenly Beach

Lower Eyre Coastcare and Lake Wangary School are preparing to hold their fifth public tree planting event this weekend at Greenly Beach.

They have been working together growing local native seedlings in the nursery at the school which are then planted out at Greenly Beach.

Lower Eyre Coastcare Chairperson Kerryn McEwan said it was really heartening to see the number of people coming out for the planting day event steadily growing each year, especially younger people and families coming out to take an active role in caring for the environment at a much-loved coastal hot spot.

"It's wonderful to have people returning each year to take part," she said. "We are really starting to see the changes at the Greenly site after planting there for over five years."

This year the Cummins Men's Shed has come on board to help the nature art project for the event take shape.

There will be a new flock of wildly coloured beach nesting birds set to fly. Everyone is invited to come and paint a bird for the project to be installed by the end of the day.

"By the end of the day everyone will know some of our beach nesting birds including sooty and pied oystercatchers, hooded plovers and pacific gulls."

The event runs this Sunday from 10am to 4pm with more than 1000 plants to go in the ground.

Lake Wangary School Governing Council will hold a barbecue lunch fundraiser.

For more information, please call Ms McEwan on 0498 387 961.

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