Scouts pitch in for tree planting
MURWILLUMBAH Scout Troops will embark on an environmental mission at the Riva Vue estate on August 15.
In a massive effort with Nerang troops, the scouts will plant hundreds of native plants and trees, obtaining credits towards earning their Scout environment badge.
Riva Vue developer Metricon has paired up with Habitat Environment Management and the Scouts groups to plant the vegetation, which will eventually create a natural conservation corridor through the Murwillumbah estate.
Habitat director Matt Keys said the positive initiative is a great education process for the scouts.
“We are stoked to be working with Metricon on this project, removing decades of past weed growth and putting in thousands of native plants, including endangered species,” Mr Keys said.
“The scouts will be planting over two hundred trees at Riva Vue, all grown from local native seeds collected throughout the district.”
Metricon and Habitat Environment Management will each donate $500 to the Scouts to assist with their fundraising for the upcoming Jamboree in Sydney.
Riva Vue's restoration strategy will result in the planting of more than 7000 endemic plants, which will eventually create a native forest adjacent to the Rous River.