|Date||Sun 28 Jul 2019|
|Venue||Hilder Road State School (Hilder Road, The Gap)|
|Host||SOWN and PPNN|
SOWN and Paten Park Native Nursery (PPNN) will be joining the Hilder Road State School community and local residents to celebrate National Tree Day on Sunday 28 July 2019.
National Tree Day is Australia's largest community tree planting and nature protection event. So come along, learn more about the value of trees for our environment, people and animals and, if you want, get your hands dirty planting a few trees along Fish Creek.
This year our National Tree Day event will be at Hilder Road State School, Hilder Road, The Gap, starting at 10 am and concluding around 3 pm.
The day will start at 10 am with a Welcome to Country and didgeridoo music to recognise the Indigenous peoples of the area and their continuing connection to this land. Music and entertainment will continue in the morning from 10.30 am with student musical performances.
SOWN will provide local native plants for a community planting as part of the event. This will start around 11.30 am within the school grounds and along the banks of Fish Creek. Gloves and tools will be provided and SOWN members and BCC officers will supervise the planting activities.
Throughout the day, there will be a range of information displays, presentations and talks, animal events and activities for all the family to join in and enjoy. These will include favourites such as: Reptiles Australia (12 noon); Geckoes Wildlife (1 pm), and Sugarbag native bees (2 pm). There will also be a BBQ and food stalls, coffee and drinks available.
National Tree Day is a day to venture outdoors, learn about the environment, get to know your local community, and most importantly, to have fun! You and your family and friends are invited to come along.