Group’s 800 plants an amazing effort

Group’s 800 plants an amazing effort

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Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group member Ross Wylie. Photograph – Richard Polden.

It wasn’t an easy task to plant 800 plants when the small wetland overflowed into larger wetland in Mary Carroll Park last weekend but it was possible thanks to eight passionate volunteers.

Most of the plants were planted on banks and along the edge of the water.

As part of the planting day, the team celebrated Threatened Species Day with a cake symbolic to the different species disappearing including the plant community and insects.

Friends of Mary Carroll Wetland coordinator Unice Robinson said the mission was to reduce the impact of climate change.

“We are confident by increasing biodiversity around the wetland we will be protecting Mary Carroll Wetland for future generations,” she said.

With drylands plantings completed for this year the wetland was focusing on weeding especially around this year’s plantings to make sure they had the best chance of survival.

Water plantings will start from late November to early December as the activity is dependant on water levels.

Mary Carroll Park volunteer Jen Walsgott has volunteered for a few years and was happy to be part of something that kept the ecosystem in balance.

“It is important to help the ecosystem find its balance and it is impressive what a small number of people can do to help nature,” she said.

On September 28 and October 20 Friends of Mary Carroll Wetland will hold a spring discovery walk from 9am to 11am. For more information call Ms Robinson on 9458 5664.