Thu, 30/11/2006

Mary recently joined over 100 fellow Greening Australia volunteers and spent a Saturday afternoon helping to propagate 26,000 tube stock that will be used in the revegetation of key areas of the lower Cotter catchment during the 2007 planting season.

The work is part of the ACT Landkeepers program and is a partnership between Greening Australia and Environment ACT and funded jointly by the ACT and Australian Governments and is aimed at enhancing, protecting and restoring stream banks..

Speaking in the Legislative Assembly about the propagation Mary said "We often stand in this place and talk about what should be done with respect to conserving, preserving and regenerating our natural environment but the work undertaken by Greening Australia gives each and every one of us the opportunity to make a real and practical contribution."

"Participating in such activity is not only good for our environment it is also good for our community spirit" Mary continued.

Greening Australia ACT has over 2,000 active volunteers who have planted over 60,000 native trees and shrubs however more volunteers are always welcome.

For those wanting to know more about how to get involved either ring 62533035 and speak with Haydn Burgess or go onto the website

"This really is a way we can all make a difference and I encourage everyone to get involved" Mary said.