Planet Ark Tree Day 26-29th July 2012

“National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day provide all Australians with an opportunity to do something positive for the environment and reconnect with nature In 2012, National Tree Day will be on Sunday 29th July and Schools Tree Day will be on Friday 27th July, although events can be held on any date during the year.”

Thurs-Fri, 26-27 July Tin Can Bay School

TCB school students from Prep to Year 9 had the opportunity to learn about local native plants in their school grounds, planting techniques for future projects, prominent weeds and assist in managing areas of the school for conservation. Wow! Many hands makes light work!

Sunday, 29 July 2012 Billabong Park

9:00am to 12:00pm- Cooloola Coastcare & Cooloola Cove Residents & Friends hosted a National Tree Day activity at Marian Creek near Elizabeth Drv. This location is important because it is a wetland area, habitat for riparian native species in an urban environment. We are aiming to regenerate the area, increase biodiversity, provide habitat, and beautify the local reserve, which is being choked by weeds. This is a chance to take part in a conservation project, learn about native flora and fauna and meet your local community. Although Tree Day is an annual event, the residents meet here every 2nd Monday for working bees in a really pleasant environment.

Photos opposite:

1. Tin Can Bay students on Planet Ark Tree Day

2. Photo display in foyer after 300 trees planted at school

3. Cooloola Cove residents at Billabong Park