Get your hands dirty this national tree day

Get your hands dirty this national tree day

Budding naturists are invited to give back to our community and get their hands dirty this National Tree Day.

The Gladstone Region event will take place on August 1 at Cashin Park in Tannum Sands, and is a partnership between Gladstone Regional Council, Bill Robertson Toyota and Gladstone Conservation Volunteers.

Bill Robertson Toyota’s Dealer Principal James Robertson said the day was an opportunity for local residents to get their hands dirty and help preserve the environment for future generations to come.

“Toyota Australia is committed to a greener tomorrow, and we are proud to have supported local tree-planting initiatives for National Tree Day across our region for over 20 years now,” he said.

On the day there will be a free BBQ for volunteers, free family activities thanks to Creative Recycling Centre and wildlife to cuddle thanks to Gladstone Wildlife Carers.

All tools, equipment, plants and mulch will be provided, and all participants need to bring is a hat and a can-do attitude.

The Gladstone National Tree Day is a COVID-safe event so registrations, which close July 30, are recommended.

This year, Planet Ark has collaborated with Cool Australia to create a lesson plan based on how trees interact with non-living things (elements).

As part of this, they are asking students around Australia to create a poster showing the relationship between trees and one or more of the elements.

The competition is open to all primary school students and closes July 30.

For more information, or to enter and to go into the draw to win one of four prize packs, visit www.treeday.planetark.org/competition.

 

Gladstone Region National Tree Day

When: August 1

Time: 9 – 11:30am

Where: Cashin Park, Tannum Sands

RSVP your attendance via www.conversations.gladstone.qld.gov.au/national-tree-day-2021