Media Release - Lumo Energy Community Planting Day a Shining Success!

Lumo Energy community planting day

Media Release

Thursday 9 September 2010
On Sunday 5 September more than 50 local residents attended the Lumo Energy Community Planting Day – planting 2,000 trees to help restore and revegetate a section of the lower Mordialloc Creek.

Local residents donned gloves and gardening tools, preparing and planting indigenous species along Mordialloc Creek before enjoying a barbecue lunch.

The enthusiastic local residents were joined by local City of Kingston council member Trevor Shewan, who said he enjoyed getting his hands dirty planting out the seedlings with local community volunteers.

“It was a great day with heaps of food on hand to curb our hunger, and beautiful sunshine following all the rain we had on Friday and Saturday night. A special thank you to Lumo Energy for partnering with the City of Kingston to support this Living Links project,” Trevor commented.

Lumo Energy is the most recent partner of environmental program Living Links – donating a stunning $30,000 investment to the group. This investment was matched by the City of Kingston, with the $60,000 investment being used to provide a great boost to the long term program to rehabilitate the creek environment opposite George Woods Reserve in Mordialloc.

Lumo Energy CEO, Simon Draper, was delighted so many local residents attending the day and doing their bit to help grow their local environment.

“We are looking forward to seeing this area grow into a better environment for wildlife to live, and for residents and visitors to enjoy,” Simon added.

Port Phillip and Western Port CMA Major Project Manager, Viv Charalambous said he was delighted that so many locals made a family occasion of the event.

“Many people made it a memorable Father’s Day by doing something with their families that contributed to the local environment.”

He said Living Links looks forward to building a productive and ongoing relationship with Lumo Energy.

The revegetation project is part of the Living Links program, which aims to develop and enhance existing vegetation corridors along roadsides, waterways, public open spaces and coastal zones in Melbourne’s south east. Living Links encourages businesses to provide funds to support these vital environmental projects.

Over the past four years, the Living Links program has instigated a series of environmental enhancement projects to help improve native habitat and landscapes across this area. The projects have combined investment dollars from the ten Councils in the area, contributions from Melbourne Water, the Australian Government and corporate investors like Lumo Energy.

View Pictures of the Planting Day

Date: 9 September 2010
Category: Media

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