Damien McClellan from EcoTreasures, is a big supporter of our native environment. EcoTreasures is a Sydney based company, who specializes in tours that showcase Sydney’s beaches and mountains. Damien recently purchased 100 trees for Melbourne’s Westgate Park.

 

These trees have been planted on the behalf of IFSA team and their students. These 100 trees represent the students. As they grow they will become important in the world. Each tree adds value to the forest.

Damien McClellan | Founder | EcoTreasures

 

 

The friends’ group behind the park Westgate Biodiversity have been working on a re-vegetation program at the park for the past 20 years. Annually they plant around 20,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses. Their aim is to return the area to the river ecosystem it once was. They are well on their way there. As these trees grow, the biodiversity of the area is improving. It is becoming a popular place for the people of Melbourne and for the birds and animals that choose to make the park their home.

 

Westgate Biodiversity volunteers.

 

Westgate Biodiversity members and other volunteers gave up part of their Saturday to improve Westgate Park’s Southern Wetlands. This area was added to the park several years ago and has undergone a transformation. Using these plants provided by EcoTreasures, the wetland area is a stunning addition to the Park especially with the spring flowering plants.

Tony Flude | Co-ordinator | Westgate Biodiversity

 

Thank you to Tony for all your work at this park. And thank you also to Damien who has been a supporter of Fifteen Trees and our community tree planting projects since 2012. Damien has purchased almost 600 trees over that time period. An EcoTreasures forest!

 

Sláinte – Colleen

 

Colleen Filippa is the Founder and Director of Fifteen Trees. This year, Fifteen Trees celebrates 10 years. To be part of the movement of people looking to make a tangible contribution to our community groups and our native environment, contact Colleen at <filippa@15trees.com.au> or on 0400 040 659.

 

Westgate Park 400 trees / CERES 100 / Evoke 100 / Ecotreasures 100 /