Eco Sisters Involved in Revegetation of the Local Area
A group of our Eco Sisters were formally invited to attend a commemoration ceremony in Point Walter Reserve on Saturday. The Rotary Club of Melville has successfully applied for a $20,000 grant from the Australian Government called Planting Trees to Celebrate the Queen’s (Platinum) Jubilee.
The trees will be planted in early June 2023 by the Eco Sisters and community volunteers. There will be three species of Banksia that would have been part of the middle tree canopy in the Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala) woodland along the coast. Point Walter Reserve includes a remnant of the Tuart woodland, and the Banksias will be planted amongst these Tuarts, increasing biodiversity and helping to re-establish the original ecosystem.
The planting will be visible from the Blackwall Reach walking path, and there are plans to water the seedlings through the first summer of 2023/2024 to help them become established.
Nitya Chowdhary (Year 8), Tisya Chowdhary (Year 11), Gabrielle Goes (Year 11) and Kate Creasy (Year 11) are very excited to be a part of this revegetation project in their local area. The girls are also looking forward to interacting with local community groups, including the Rotary Club of Melville, the Bicton Environmental Action Group (BEAG), BEAG President Peter Neesham, the City of Melville and Bruce Ivers from Trees Australia.