On Saturday 17th of July the SSSIO WA region volunteered with South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) to undertake the annual tree planting. The organisation SERCUL brings together the community, business and government in improving the health of local waterways and ecosystems.
Members of the WA region were grateful that this event was able to go ahead, and were given the opportunity to gather and participate in this service activity despite uncertainty of the pandemic situation. With recent rains, conditions were muddy however this did not phase the 40 volunteers, including SSE children, youth and adults who planted over 2000 native Australian saplings. It was a joyful event with members working together and enjoying the morning healing and appreciating Mother Nature. All were treated to warm tea and lunch after a morning’s hard work.
Since 2012, members of the WA region have gathered annually to regenerate and revegetate different pockets of this reserve, which over time is part of a bigger mission to restore the habitat to parts of the Canning River catchment. It was a humbling and also a great learning experience for the children to see the growth of native trees from the previous years.