Residents from The Village at Wellard and Homestead Ridge braved the rain to come together for a special planting event in July.
Led by the Homestead Ridge Progress Association (HRPA) and supported through The Village at Wellard Community Partnership Program, the event saw neighbouring communities restore native bushland along Leda Boulevard.
Chairman of the Conservation Committee at the HRPA, Sonny Rolfe, said the event was a great success.
“We got close to 300 native plants in the ground, which we’re really happy with. It’s a visual completion of the road and has made the area look cared for when people drive in,” he said.
The HRPA advertises its planting days, supported by the City of Kwinana, on the HRPA Facebook page.
“Anyone can come,” said Sonny. “You just need to bring yourself, some gloves and a bottle of water. We give you tuition, if needed, on planting natives too.”
Sponsorship for the Leda Boulevard planting day and play equipment for children at planting events comes through The Village at Wellard Community Partnership program.
The program aims to support volunteer groups, clubs, schools and services that benefit and build community.
Groups and projects that focus on the environment, family, sports, the arts and education are encouraged to apply.
Applications are now open for the 2015/2016 financial year. Download the guidelines and application form at http://www.thevillageatwellard.com.au/community/sponsorship
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