Join Australia’s biggest nature care event in Eaton, July 30

Planet Ark’s National Tree Day is on Sunday, July 30 and the Shire of Dardanup is holding a planting day on the banks of the Collie River in Eaton to coincide with hundreds of similar events occurring across the country on the same day.

Volunteers of all ages are being asked to gather at the Gazebo in Lions Park, Eaton at 8.30am for a big day of planting while enjoying the benefits of time in nature.

Planting will occur until 12.00pm and be followed by a sausage sizzle, tea and coffee.

Volunteers can be from inside or outside the Shire of Dardanup but need to register via the email address listed below.

Supporting this National Tree Day event as a volunteer planter will help cool and beautify our neighbourhood and provide environmental benefits for years to come.

And key findings of a Planet Ark 2017 research report showed experiencing the natural world helped children grow grit, resilience, critical thinking, problem solving and emotional intelligence.

The report also showed outdoor learning and nature time fostered cognitive, emotional and physical development in children.

So far, the Planet Ark website shows 163,000 people have registered to participate in a local National Tree Day planting event.

So join part of a national movement in Eaton on Sunday, July 30.

Don’t forget to wear clothing suitable to the task such as long sleeves, hats, covered shoes and a raincoat if necessary.

Some gloves and trowels will be provided but participants are welcome to supply their own.

For catering purposes, volunteers are asked to register their interest by emailing records@dardanup.wa.gov.au with “Planting Day registration” in the subject line.

You can watch a short clip about National Tree Day on the Planet Ark website.