Looking At Landcare (30-7-2021) – National Tree Day At Akuna Road On Sunday

Central West Lachlan Landcare, Parkes Shire Council and Planet Ark are encouraging Parkes Shire residents to be part of something big by connecting with nature and their community as part of National Tree Day 2021.

“National Tree Day is such a great opportunity for residents to do something for their local environment and experience the many benefits of spending time outdoors,” said Central West Lachlan Landcare Chairperson Margot Jolly.

“Over 25 million trees have been planted since 1996 as part of the program, and we are excited to support the goal of getting another million in the ground this year” said Margot.

This year’s Parkes National Tree Day event is taking place at Akuna Road, Parkes on Sunday, 1 August from 10am – 1pm. Residents can register to volunteer at the event via the National Tree Day website. The link to the registration page is available via Landcare social media.

Parkes Shire Council Mayor Cr Ken Keith said “National Tree Day provides a fantastic opportunity for Parkes Shire residents to make a personal difference through positive, on-ground environmental action.”

“There are clear benefits to spending time in nature, and by planting a tree you can help cool the climate, provide homes for native wildlife, and make your community a better place to live.”

All public events will be held in accordance with local COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safety of National Tree Day participants across Australian communities.

National Tree Day is an initiative organised by Planet Ark in partnership with major sponsor Toyota Australia and its Dealer Network. For more information and to register, please go to planetark.org by clicking the flier below, or message Marg Applebee on 0418 611 053.