World Environment Day 2017, our day #WithNature at Greenly Beach.

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A fun day out for the family at Greenly Beach to plant a tree for World Environment Day 2017. Many more family friendly activities avalible on the day.

This World Environment Day we are being urged to get out outdoors and into nature with the slogan ‘connecting people to nature’.

The Lower Eyre Coastcare group, Lake Wangary School and Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula are working together to get people out in nature at Greenly Beach for a World Environment Day event on Sunday 4 June.

Principal of Lake Wangary School Sandra Spencer said that the groups have been working together for the last two years planting trees at Greenly Beach.

“It’s been a great partnership with the Coastcare group collecting seed from the local coastal area and the school planting the seed and growing tubestock in our school’s greenhouse,” Ms Spencer said.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Coastal Management Officer Kerryn McEwan said that the groups had planted out over 1,000 plants at Greenly Beach in the last two years.

“This year we are all working together to undertake the planting as a registered World Environment Day event” she said.

The registration of the event with the Global World Environment Day challenge means we officially become one of over 4,000 events around the world.

Ms McEwan said the groups are also putting out the challenge locally to get over 1,500 plants into the ground.

The event begins at 11:00 am until 3pm. In addition to tree planting there will be a sausage sizzle and other activities for the children, including kite making, and a giant kite will be launched at midday.

For more information call Kerryn McEwan on 0428 332 722 or email Kerryn.McEwan@sa.gov.au

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