Showing spirit

Community gets behind environmental initiative for the future

FAMILY AFFAIR: Milla, Claye, Gemma, Kristy and Leigh Corcoran were well prepared for planting trees.

MYRTLEFORD has shown its community spirit for the future of the town, but has been urged to do more to support the local environment.

More than 50 residents took part in a National Tree Planting at Rotary Park, planting 500 trees along the Ovens River Trail.

They joined local Landcare members and representatives of North East Catchment Management Authority and Alpine Shire Council, who called on more members of the community to volunteer their time for the environment.

Landcare facilitator Gayle South said the day was launched as an ongoing project for the fledgling Myrtleford Landcare Group, and was made possible with the support of the Ovens Landcare Network, Council and NECMA, who supplied the trees for planting.

“Numerous community members and groups attended with representation from Myrtleford Scouts, Cubs, Fly Fishers, Lions, Rotary and neighboring Landcare groups,” Ms South said.

“Everyone had a job to do – it was a very satisfying result.”

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