SUNRAYSIA scouts yesterday banded together and worked their green-thumbs in a huge tree planting effort.
More than 60 scouts, cubs, joeys, venturers, rovers, and parents met to plant 300 trees behind the Red Cliffs Scout Hall as part of National Tree Day.
About 400 native trees and shrubs were also planted in Mildura to rehabilitate and beautify the channel reserve connecting the new marina and the Etiwanda Wetlands.
The Sunraysia scouts were just some of the hundreds of thousands of volunteers planting trees around the country.
National Tree Day is Australia’s largest community tree planting event and is responsible for planting more than 15 million native trees and shrubs over the past 15 years.
Marcus Blount crew leader Jaimie Rodd said the group had planted twice as many trees in Red Cliffs as last year.
“Scouts care for the environment and it’s also good to get out and do something in uniform to show we’re active in the community,” he said.
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