Community connects through conservation

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Nicole and John Lincoln were all smiles at the planting day.
Camera IconNicole and John Lincoln were all smiles at the planting day. Credit: Supplied

More than 40 Busselton residents took part in a community planting day run by GeoCatch last month.

Over 1000 seedlings were planted at Dolphin Road Foreshore to provide future habitat for the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possum.

GeoCatch project officer Nicole Lincoln said “planting days are an opportunity for the community to connect with nature and each other.”

She said this is particularly important as we all emerge from isolation.

“They are also a lot of fun and a free source of endorphins.”

The seedlings were planted alongside last year’s site where 1000 possum-friendly plants are now established and looking healthy.

Creating habitat for the Western Ringtail possum not only supports the survival of the species, but it also improves the amenity and liveability of the Geographe bay catchment.

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