The annual planting day was held on Saturday 18 June 2016. A total of 20 volunteers, including seven children, staff from BDEC, Geo Catch, Geographe Community Landcare Nursery and DPaW participated in the planting activity.
A total of 300 native seedlings of various trees, shrubs and clumping plants were planted. We would like to thank all the volunteers who assisted in making the day a great success.
The overall aim of the project is to improve the diversity and connectivity of native fauna habitat in the Tuart Forest National Park.
Our work in the Tuart Forest National Park:
BDEC has been undertaking annual planting within the Tuart Forest National Park since 2011. In 2015 BDEC drew up a rehabilitation plan in collaboration with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) aiming to increase the likelihood of re-vegetation success into the future.
Since then, the following has been achieved:
• 728 meters of fencing has been installed, protecting a total area of 9,963m sq.
• Approximately 800 native seedlings have been planted in 2015 with the help of volunteers
• Engaged the wider community in bushland rehabilitation and management
• Promoted community awareness of the importance of native bushland and fauna
We are currently applying for grant funding to continue the project in 2017.