The Swan Bay Environment Association has begun its Pocket Park Planting Project. Towards the end of this year and in 2023 we will be continuing to rejuvenate the small neighbourhood parks throughout the Borough by planting with indigenous shrubs and trees to increase the habitat for a range of wildlife and to create a more enjoyable green space for neighbouring residents.
The project is an extension of our Gardens for Wildlife program which encourages residents to increase the biodiversity of plants and animals in their garden.
The plants are supplied by the Queenscliffe Indigenous Nursery (QIN) and the project is overseen by a qualified horticulturalist from the QIN.
SBEA is spearheading this project in collaboration with the Borough of Queenscliffe and it is contributing to the Environmental Regeneration Pillar of the Climate Emergency Response Plan.
Two parks in Douglas Court and Jennifer Crescent have been completed and it was great to see so many people turning up to help with the planting. Thank you all so much!
At each park we hold community meetings of the residents nearby to work with them to develop a planting plan that they are happy with and to encourage them to contribute to the care of the plants over the summer months.
Further planting in more parks will be done next year and details will be available early 2023.
If you would like to join in on the last planting day this year you would be most welcome! It will be held on Sunday 16th October at 2pm in Downton Crescent Point Lonsdale.
*Bring sturdy shoes and your gardening gloves.