Help our local environment on National Tree Day
  • Saturday 28 July 2012

The Sunshine Coast community is invited to do something positive for the environment and reconnect with nature as part of National Tree Day this Sunday 29 July.

Sunshine Coast Council is hosting four Tree Day events across the region – come along to help plant native trees and enjoy a sausage sizzle. Some events will also include wildlife displays.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Tony Wellington said the events are a great opportunity to help the Sunshine Coast environment.

"National Tree Day encourages residents to actively assist the local environment," said Cr Wellington.

"It’s important that our region has a sustainable environment and planting native trees contributes to our green credentials.

"Native plants provide the most suitable food and habitat for our native wildlife – and of course it is much better to provide wildlife with their natural food source. Trees also prevent soil erosion, provide oxygen and help to preserve the biodiversity of the Sunshine Coast."

Events will be held at the following locations:

Felix Parry Park, Marcoola Esplanade, Marcoola – 8.30am to 12pm

Meridan Way, Meridan Plains (near bridge) – 8.30am to 12pm

AW Dan Park, Cooyar St, Noosa Heads – 8.30am to 12pm

Alec Love Day Park, Outlook Drive and Talara Court, Tewantin (near bridge) – 8.30am to 11.30am

Visit www.treeday.planetark.org for further information about National Tree Day or call 5475 8864 for more information about council’s Tree Day events.

To find out what else you can do to help the environment of the Sunshine Coast, visit council's website.