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Toowong residents can support tree planting day

31 July, 2012

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is supporting a Toowong tree planting day by way of a $2,500 donation to local environmental group, the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network.

The Lord Mayor encouraged the community to take part in the day and increase their awareness of local environmental issues.

“I’m all about creating a cleaner and greener city, so I encourage the community to come along on the day, plant a tree and listen to the wildlife presentations,” Cr Quirk said.

Local councillor Peter Matic (Toowong Ward) said the benefits to the local community were extensive.

“The new trees will benefit the community for many years to come,” Cr Matic said.

“The additional trees will improve the Toowong Creek wildlife corridor, boost the health of the waterway and help conserve the area for local creatures like the Richmond Birdwing butterfly and the Glossy Black Cockatoo.”

Cr Matic said the Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network’s tree planting event was timed to coincide with Planet Ark’s National Tree Planting day, and complemented the rejuvenation taking place at the nearby Legacy Way project.

He said the Legacy Way project would rejuvenate about 25 hectares of land through offset planting – about three times the amount of land impacted by construction activities.

The Federal Labor Government is supporting Legacy Way with $500 million in funding through the Nation Building Program.

The Cubberla-Witton Catchment Network’s tree planting day event details are as follows:

Sunday, July 29
9am – 11:30am

Broseley Road, corner of Kent and Elizabeth streets, Toowong.

Morning tea will also be provided.

To get involved, and for more information, please visit www.planetark.com



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