7,000 trees to be planted at Moree Ski Gardens
Sunday, 17 December 2017
Seven thousand trees will be planted at the Moree Water Park by June 2020 thanks to a $29,500 grant from the Nationals-Liberal Government for new revegetation projects that directly help recover threatened ecological communities or threatened species.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced the funding for a partnership between the Moree Water Ski Club, the Moree Plains Shire Council, Job link Plus and the Work for the Dole program.
He said the aim of the grant will be to create a Nature Reserve within the Moree Water Park by planting thousands of native trees and shrubs in the coming years.
The project has already planted 1500 natives, most under drip irrigation.
“This project’s goals are to focus on tree and native shrub species that will further support native birds and reptiles, particularly those attracted by the adjoining man-made lakes,” Mr Coulton said.
“Many people in the Electorate of Parkes are passionate about the environment and keen to help restore habitat that is threatened or supports threatened species,” he said.
“This Coalition Government investment will help this fantastic project to deliver real outcomes, further securing the future of Australia’s unique landscape and its threatened native species.
“I look forward to seeing the benefits this project will bring to our local community, native species and our environment as a whole.”
Delivered under the third and final round of the 20 Million Trees Program, the project will help see the Coalition Government deliver on its commitment to plant 20 million trees across Australia by 2020.
For more information on the projects funded, please visit: http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/20-million-trees