Green Thumbs Enjoy Community Planting Day at Buckland Hill
Community-minded and green-thumbed residents of Mosman Park gathered at Buckland Hill in perfect weather to participate in the Town’s major Community Planting Day for the year on Sunday 24 June 2018.
Buckland Hill is one of the highest vantage points in Perth, with views to both the Indian Ocean and the Swan River, and it provided a beautiful backdrop for the more than 30 volunteers who got stuck in planting more than 500 new plants in the eastern area near the tennis courts.
Winter is the ideal time to plant in new seedlings that will take full advantage of seasonal rains, and there has been a lot of activity by both the Town of Mosman Park and the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland (FOMPB), who have held planting days every Friday throughout the month.
The volunteers, coordinated by Sue Conlan of FOMPB and the Town’s Senior Environment Coordinator, worked well together to convert a a large patch of grass into a native garden, using plants approved in the Town’s Environmental Management Plan.
The objective of the planting was to improve the wildlife corridor for our local fauna (including local birds and lizards) through improving the connectivity between vegetation at Mosman Beach with the vegetation along our river foreshore reserves to Mt Lyell and then down to Garungup Park.
After two solid hours of digging and watering in the sunshine, the volunteers were rewarded with lunch and many took the opportunity to meet neighbours and fellow residents with a shared interest in gardening and the environment.
There are ongoing opportunities to assist in caring for our Town’s bush places. To find out more about how you can volunteer with the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland, contact Coordinator Sue Conlan on 0419 942 483 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org