The City of Greater Geraldton’s Million Trees project is branching out and gathering momentum.
Following on from a successful planting session at Maitland Park last week, Million Trees, the flagship initiative of the City’s award-winning 2029 and Beyond project has been further boosted with the City’s partnership with the Mid West Community Living Association (MWCLA) to plant seedlings along Chapman River.
City Director of Creative Communities, Andrea Selvey, said the partnership that saw planting begin on June 10, will empower individuals with a disability to maximise their independence and be ambassadors for the Million Trees Project.
“This partnership will go a long way to realising both the vision of the City in implementing the objectives of the Million Trees project, and also the vision of the Mid West Community Living Association of assisting people with disabilities to take part in everyday community life,” she said.
Local business Sun City Solar provided funding for MWCLA participants, and the City has provided seedlings for planting along the Chapman River Walk Trail in Spalding.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for all involved, and provides an exceptional experience for people with disabilities,” said Ms Selvey.
“It also highlights the City’s strong commitment to the Disability Access and Inclusion Plan that has been developed from community surveys, deliberative consultations and workshops and is underpinned with best practice principles.
“The plan is currently out for public comment and submissions close on Tuesday, July 9.”
The next planting day on the walk trail is planned for June 17 and City Mayor, Ian Carpenter, will present participants with a certificate at a celebratory event on July 11.
To find out more about the 2029 and Beyond project and Million Trees visit the website: www.2029andbeyond.com.au
The Million Trees project is administered by City staff with involvement from a number of volunteer groups. For information contact Elizabeth Mackay on 9956 6681 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.