Schools called to register their green thumbs today

Date published: 30 May 2022

Townsville City Council is calling on local schools to pull out their green thumbs and register to be a part of Australia’s largest tree planting event in July.

Council will host their annual Schools Tree Day event at Riverway on Thursday 28 July in preparation for Schools and National Tree Days, where schools will receive goodies such as native trees, educational resources and a wildlife talk from none other than Ranger Dan.

Community Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability Committee chairperson Maurie Soars said the event had been a raving success in years gone by with a number of schools participating.

“Over the years we’ve had upwards of 10 schools take part in our schools tree day event, but this year we’d like to make it bigger than ever,” Cr Soars said.

“The event is always a great morning, where schools can prep for Schools Tree Day and learn a little more about our native flora and fauna as well as our native wildlife.”

Cr Soars said registrations had opened for schools to join in on the fun on 28 July.

“As a Council we’re proud to lead in sustainable practices and work towards becoming a circular economy, and events like this highlight to our youngest community members the importance of giving back to our environment,” he said.

Visit our Schools Tree Day page to register or for more information about National Tree Day visit planetark.org/programs/national-tree-day.

Councillor Maurie Soars, Ranger Dan and school students at Riverway are looking forward to School Tree Day.
Caption: Councillor Maurie Soars, Ranger Dan and school students at Riverway are looking forward to School Tree Day.