Planting Trees at Carine Reserve
Current RI President Ian Riseley has challenged every Rotarian to plant a tree during 2017 - 2018. The purpose is to assist with the war against global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The project is a nice fit with the City of Stirling’s Street Trees objective, which aims to combat the decreasing canopy cover within the City.
RC Karrinyup achieved this recently with the help of the City of Stirling, in particular Jo Taylor, head of Conservation/Natural areas. The club planted seventy-five trees within the hour set out. Jo was assisted by an agriculturalist, who set out the areas to be planted and Rotarian and friends planted multiple trees, in some cases three or four trees. Prior to planting Jo gave a brief run down on why this particular area and variety of tree was selected.
Project organiser Colin had great support from Rotarians and their families together with Councillor Andrew Guilfoyle and his family. It was a fabulous spring day and a wonderful time was had by all.
Light refreshments were provided at Henderson Community Centre afterwards and Jo provided some rare animals for kids with birds and small wallabies on site to be enjoyed by all.
RC Karrinyup is delighted to provide this Community Service and it is hoped that it can be repeated again next spring depending on the number of trees available.