Phase Two:- The 2023 planting season is now finished, with some mulching still to do, and lots of watering over the next few months. Can you help us? Keep an eye on our Calendar of Free Activities or register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org ·
Thanks to grant funding, we are working to improve and connect areas of remnant bushland by planting lush vegetation corridors to form beautiful shaded walk and cycle paths for the wellbeing of people, wildlife and the environment.
This is an ambitious project and we need lots of volunteers to help us to help us restore and enhance reserves in Mandurah by planting, mulching and watering up to 1,000 trees in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee.
The trees will increase habitat and food for the survival of native flora and fauna, in particular endangered species such as the Carnaby’s black cockatoo.
The increased canopy cover will improve biodiversity and provide natural shade for a Jubilee commemorative sanctuary in our urban environment.
Thank you to the volunteers who have helped us so far, including local residents, John Tonkin Bush Rangers and members of Men of the Trees and Mandurah Rotary Club. View the photos at mehg.org.au/mandurah-tree-advocates
Community involvement in the planting and the ongoing maintenance will increase community ownership and utilisation of these reserves in the future.
To find out why it is crucial to create nature trails in Mandurah, please read our Project Rationale.
To find out how time in nature improves anxiety, depression and blood pressure, read this short article courtesy of The Guardian.
The Green Corridor Network says: “It’s crucial to establish wildlife breeding trails throughout suburbia. These trails not only provide essential habitats for animals but also allow for necessary migration patterns. By implementing these breeding trails, we can guarantee the preservation of wildlife and the rejuvenation of our communities with their presence.”
We have subsequently received funding from the City of Mandurah and help from the Rotary Club of Mandurah Districts to expand our project, for which we are very grateful.
On 3rd November 2022 we held our official launch with the Hon. Andrew Hastie MP unveiling a commemorative plaque.
Banner photo courtesy of Mark Fisher. This project received funding from the Australian Government’s Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program. Project supported by the City of Mandurah’s Embrace a Space Program and Community Partnership Grants Fund.