Tree planting days help revitalise river

Help the Friends of the Collie River and the Shire of Collie’s revitalisation efforts by joining in with community tree planting days being held this month.

During 2018, the Shire of Collie and the Friends of the Collie River collaborated to plant 15,000 seedlings and trees, as well as carrying out maintenance and litter collection along the Collie River.

This was achieved with volunteers from St Brigid’s School, Wilson Park School, Collie Scouts, South 32 Worsley Alumina, Premier Coal and the Collie community. Funding was also provided by South 32 Worsley Alumina.

The long-term project recognises the importance of water resources to the community and aims to restore the Collie River to a pristine condition.  The program will look to attract locals and tourists to walk trails, cycle paths and to enjoy activities on the river including swimming, fishing and canoeing.

The Shire and Friends of the Collie River group are now looking to build on this success this year. A community planting day has taken place on Saturday, 22 June 2019, with others scheduled on:

  • 9am, Sunday, 7 July 2019, meeting at the East End Bridge carpark
  • 9am, Saturday, 27 July 2019, (National Tree Day) meeting at the East End Bridge carpark

Each of the community planting days will be followed by refreshments and an opportunity to chat with other attendees in a relaxed atmosphere.

The planting activity is to rehabilitate and improve the edge of the Collie River near the East End Bridge along the newly constructed trail.

If you’d like to help with efforts to restore the river, contact Donna Davis on 0419 863 220 or look for the Friends of the Collie River Facebook page. Please bring a hat and gloves, everything else is supplied.