Free verge plants on offer in SJ

Free verge plants on offer in SJ

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The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale is offering local residents free verge plants, with more than 2200 native and endemic plants being distributed.

Serpentine Jarrahdale residents are being invited to spice up their front verges through the Free Verge Plant Program, a joint initiative by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and Landcare SJ.

The program aims to beautify streets while helping to build a more sustainable, greener local environment by distributing more than 2,200 free, native, and endemic plants.

Through the initiative, both urban and rural residents across Serpentine Jarrahdale can apply for free verge plants to enrich their neighbourhoods.

The plants will be available for collection from Landcare SJ on Saturday, 29 June.

Shire president Rob Coales said verge plants held significant benefits for the local environment and encouraged SJ residents to take up this unique offer.

“By participating in this program, residents not only enhance their surroundings but also increase habitat for our local wildlife,” he said.

“Native plants also reduce water consumption and cool our environment. There are so many benefits to this program, and I hope to see plenty of SJ locals adding a splash of nature to their front verges this year.”

To participate in the program and secure your free verge plant, you can register your details at https://www.sjshire.wa.gov.au/freevergeplants

The Free Verge Plant Program has been made possible thanks to funding of $4,581.50 received from the Water Corporation’s Waterwise Greening Scheme.