30 April 2013

Speed dating is out, speed planting is in

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Tired of staying home on a Friday night with only your green thumb to keep you company? Fancy spreading some seeds? Well Speed Planting may be just the event for you.

Are you single in Canberra looking to meet new people, make new friends or even looking for romance? ACT Landcare, in partnership with Greening Australia and other Landcare organisations, is hosting a speed tree planting event at Williamsdale south of Canberra on Sunday 26 May.

So if you want to get out and try something fun and new which improves the environment, register soon as places will fill quickly. Speed planting teams will be age grouped.

The Allocasuarina trees that will be planted are a major food source for endangered Glossy Black Cockatoos and will form part of a wildlife corridor across the region.

Transport: Drive yourself or book a seat on the coach leaving City West bus terminal at Marcus Clarke St (between University Avenue and Allsop Street) at 8.30am or at the Calwell Club (1 Were St) at 9 am. A friendly guide will be on board to welcome you. The bus will return to Calwell then Civic by 3pm.

Directions: Drive south down Monaro Highway past the closed Williamsdale petrol station for 5 kilometres. The property on the right will have signage at the gate on the highway.

What to bring: Sturdy footwear, sun screen, hat, water, gardening gloves (if you have some), warm clothes and wet weather gear if appropriate. Refreshments, lunch and loos provided.

Further information: Contact Joslyn van der Moolen ACT Regional Landcare Facilitator
ph: 02 6205 2913 m: 0435 657 429 email: actlandcare@act.gov.au or www.actlandcare.org.au

RSVP: For catering purposes RSVPs are essential. Please RSVP to actlandcare@act.gov.au or phone (02) 6205 2913. Please provide your name, age (participants should be over 18) for planning age grouping and any dietary requirements, transport preferences and a contact phone number and email address. All equipment will be provided.

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