26 September 2023

Diversity community to plant for the future

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Canberrans are being invited to form new friendships and connections within the LGBTQIA+ community during a volunteer tree planting activity to be conducted later this month.

Announced by Minister for the Environment, Rebecca Vassarotti, the volunteer tree planting morning for the LGBTQIA+ community is to take place on the 22 May at Stony Creek Nature Reserve on the Captains Flat Road east of Queanbeyan.

“Canberrans love and care so much about the environment they live, work and play in, so this event is sure to be popular,” Ms Vassarotti said.

“Following on from the success of Landcare for Singles event last year, this event will be fun, inclusive, and accessible, while raising awareness and recruiting valuable environmental volunteers,” she said.

“From this volunteer event, you will help us plant up 1,000 trees and shrubs on the reserve that will help to protect and conserve the endangered box gum woodlands in the ACT.”

Ms Vassarotti said the Territory had partnered with Greening Australia, Landcare Australia, Landcare ACT and Meridian ACT to host the event.

“Not only will you be giving back to the environment through volunteering, you will also have the opportunity to form new friendships and connections within the LGBTQIA+ community,” the Minister said.

“While you help care for endangered woodlands in the ACT, this community event is all about selfcare too.”

Further information on the event can be accessed at this PS News link.

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