THE SUNSHINE Coast community came out to Doonan Creek Environment Reserve on Sunday, July 31 for National Tree Day and as a result, were part of Australia’s largest tree planting and nature care event.
Almost 190 volunteers (104 adults and 85 children) planted 1500 shrubs and groundcovers.
The reserve is a special place and an important coastal habitat area with vegetation that ranges from iconic coastal heath, scribbly gum forest to melaleuca wetlands.
The reserve is home to more than 125 different bird and 24 different mammal species and vulnerable wallum frogs.
The local community have helped council restore the reserve for many years, and in the last three years alone, including Sunday, have planted more than 13,200 native trees, shrubs and ground covers.
Another tree planting was recently completed at the reserve at the end of June which saw 1300 trees planted for World Environment Day.
If you would like to get involved in future tree planting events or bushcare activities, visit our website for more information www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/bushcare
Sunshine Coast Council’s BushCare Sunshine Coast hosted this event as part of the National Tree Day initiative organised by Planet Ark in partnership with major sponsor Toyota Australia and its Dealer Network.