Brave Green Thumbs Weathered a Wild Wintry Planting Day at Mt Lyell Park

Community-minded and green-thumbed residents of Mosman Park gathered at Mount Lyell Park on a wild and wintry morning last Sunday for the Town’s major Community Planting Day.

Mount Lyell Park is a stunning spot, boasting spectacular views of the Swan River, and it provided a beautiful backdrop for the more than 40 volunteers who braved the conditions and got stuck in, planting approximately 750 new plants.

Winter is the ideal time to plant in new seedlings that will take full advantage of seasonal rains – this June saw some of the highest rainfalls in recent years, so the ground was prepared perfectly to accept the new seedlings.

The volunteers, coordinated by Sue Conlan of FOMPB and the Town’s Senior Environment Coordinator, worked well together to plant the new seedlings despite the wind and rain on the day. 

The objective of the planting was to bolster the wildlife corridor for our local fauna (including local birds, lizards and other species) by improving the connectivity between vegetation at Mosman Beach with the vegetation along our river foreshore reserves to the planting site at Mt Lyell Park and then down to Garungup Park. 

After two solid hours of digging and watering in the blustery conditions, 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


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