Making a difference on National Tree Day at Ruffey Lake Park

30 Jun 2023
Resilient Environment

We are inviting everyone back to Ruffey Lake Park to plant this National Tree
Day. Join around 300,000 other Australians in coming together to give a gift to our

Over 500 native habitat plants were planted by volunteers at Ruffey Lake Park during the last event in 2022 and Council is preparing for another huge turn-out. We will provide native trees, shrubs, and equipment for volunteers, as well as a free sausage sizzle cooked by the Rotary Club of Manningham City.

“This event is a wonderful chance for everyone to get involved and to connect with other members of the community, nature and our local environment”, said Mayor Cr Deirdre Diamante.

Planting native habitat plants plays a critical role in tackling climate change, improving air, soil, and water quality, as well as creating homes for local wildlife and encouraging biodiversity. Each year, National Tree Day makes a critical contribution to the restoration of Ruffey Lake Park that has been underway for over ten years.

This year volunteers will continue to create a vital habitat corridor along Ruffey Creek by planting out vegetation along the creek to improve the health of the water quality and reducing stream bank erosion as well as providing habitat for an abundance of small birds and reptiles such as lizards and skinks.

The event is from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on 30 July 2023 at Ruffey Lake Park. 

The planting site will be along Ruffey Creek, between Ruffey Lake and the Victoria Street entrance.

Registrations are required. Register here or at the event on the day.