07 Jul Guilderton Planting Day June 2018
The Guilderton Planting Day June 2018 was a great success – we came, we planted, aand it rained! Enthusiastic volunteers came together on the morning of Sunday 10th June to help get seedlings planted on the Guilderton north dunes. This is the fourth, and hopefully, final year that we’ll revegetate the old vehicle tracks in the 22ha conservation area fenced off in 2014. We had around 1200 plants of 8 different species, grown from seed harvested from the dunes by volunteers back in 2016. The morning started sunny and everyone got stuck into it. It started to cloud over and the rain started about 11am so waterproofs on. A huge downpour at 11.30am was the beginning of the end as water filled boots and wet bodies made retiring to the Country Club for lunch very appealing. Over all, about two thirds of the plants got planted by the 25 strong crew which is a magnificent effort – well done to all the volunteers who gave up their time including members of the 4WD Club of WA, Guilderton, Sovereign Hill and Woodridge residents, Conservation Council and Sercul volunteers. Thanks to Rachel from Moore Catchment Council who has made this project possible and Hamish from NACC for coming down with equipment and water bowser – he was last in from the rain! This project was funded through NACC’s Coastal program using funds from the National Landcare Program. Thanks to Moora Citrus for sponsoring the oranges – very tasty.