NSW - Menai Wildflower Group
Menai Wildflower Group was successful in its $3,000 grant application to set up propagation activities that, with help from a variety of community groups and volunteers, will benefit the Illawong Rural Fire Service.
From mentoring budding landscapers, bushcare groups that are looking to build their skills and workshops run for Scouts and Girl Guides, the native plant propagation project will improve the local environment and strengthen community involvement. The plants grown through this project will also be used in research on fire retardant plants.
Pam Pitkeathly, Menai Wildflower Group Grants Officer, said "This grant from SITA will allow us to continue our community involvement by making it possible to set up native plant propagation for beautification of the fire station gardens at Illawong."
Plants grown through the 'Native Plants for the Community' program will be planted at the Illawong Rural Fire Service headquarters. The gardens will be showcased at their open day later this year.