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Lights Beach and Miller’s Creek to be revegetated after plant propagation workshop

Denmark’s landmarks such as Lights Beach and Miller’s Creek will be revegetated through the efforts of community members who turned out to a free plant propagation workshop on Saturday.

A group of 23 residents attended the workshop at the revegetation nursery in Denmark last Saturday — part of the Shire of Denmark’s sustainability environmental education program.

They learned about seed propagation techniques for native plant species. Shire revegetation officer Mark Parre spoke to the group on the theory behind planting before setting them to work.

“We were able to get hands-on participation and we talked a lot about adapting techniques and methods for propagating at home and where you can and can’t collect plant material from,” Mr Parre said.

“We also gave the group a tour of the Shire’s nursery so they could see how the Shire operates its revegetation program.”

Plants propagated through the workshop will go towards revegetating sites such as Lights Beach, Ocean Beach Lime Quarry and Miller’s Creek.

Emmet Blackwell, Mark Parre, Rosemarie Arnephie, Jasmine Tothill and Lorraine Spencer.
Camera IconEmmet Blackwell, Mark Parre, Rosemarie Arnephie, Jasmine Tothill and Lorraine Spencer.

Shire sustainability officer Yvette Caruso said they tried to aim for a balance between theory and practice at the workshop.

“Everyone said how much they enjoyed learning from Mark who was willing to share his vast expertise and local knowledge,” Ms Caruso said.

“I also think all participants were really pleased to know the propagation work they had done during the workshop would go into revegetation sites around our shire.”

Another propagation workshop is being planned for spring.

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