The City of Casey is calling on local green thumbs to help plant 12,000 native trees this National Tree Day!
The planting palooza will take place on Sunday 30 July, from 10am-1pm at Grasmere Creek in Berwick.
Located in Berwick’s Cardinia Creek Parklands, Grasmere Creek wetlands were established in 2020 through a collaborative effort between Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria and the City of Casey. This joint project aimed to enhance water quality, foster floodplain connectivity, and create valuable open spaces for local residents. The Cardinia Creek Catchment is renowned for its diverse flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species such as the Dwarf Galaxias fish and the platypus downstream in Cardinia Creek.
By planting 12,000 trees along Grasmere Creek the aim is to further support and protect this delicate ecosystem, connecting vital wetlands and existing vegetation.
The National Tree Day planting event promises to be a fantastic day out for the whole family, with attendees also able to enjoy information stalls, a roving entertainer, free kids’ activities, and a BBQ lunch.
Representatives from the Platypus Education Group will also be on hand to educate, engage and excite children, and the community, about the platypus that live in our local creeks!
If you’d like to take part on the day, simply register your interest in advance over on the official National Tree Day website. Happy planting!