Anthony Byrne MP, Federal Member for Holt, met with Stephen Hallett, President of Friends of Frog Hollow, to promote National Tree Day, which is taking place this Sunday 29 July 2012.
National Tree Day is run by Planet Ark and is Australia’s largest community nature care event with over 3,500 people volunteering each year to improve their environment by planting trees.
According to Mr Hallett, “National Tree Day is a great day to get outside and have fun while doing something good for the local environment.”
According to Planet Ark, “participation in National Tree Day helps Australians to make a difference within their community and to understand the benefits of tree planting to address important environmental issues such as the loss of habitat for native wildlife, soil salinity, erosion and long term carbon offsetting. This year there is also a focus on human health and the well-documented benefits that getting outside amongst the trees and nature can bring to families and individuals.”
Celebrating its 17th year in 2012, National Tree Day has resulted in the planting of more than 17 million native trees and shrubs since its inception.
“National Tree Day is a great community event and I wish to congratulate Stephen Hallett from Friends of Frog Hollow on his efforts with organising this year’s local event at Brian J Carroll Reserve in Hallam,” said Mr Byrne.
National Tree Day
EVENT: National Tree Day
DATE: Sunday 29 July 2012
ADDRESS: Brian J Carroll Reserve, End of Arcadia Avenue, Hallam
ORGANISED BY: Friends of Frog Hollow, Friends of Eumemmering Creek & City of Casey
CONTACT: Ray – 0419 874 831 or Steve – 0419 104 124
To find out more about National Tree Day, please visit treeday.planetark.org, call the Hotline on 1300 885 000.
Media Enquires: Daniel White (03) 9796 7533.