A United Nations initiative that has been celebrated annually around the globe since 1974, 5 June marked World Environment Day. To mark the occasion this year, Sydney Olympic Park hosted several events including:
Conservation Volunteers Australia – Tree Planting Challenge
Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) took on their annual World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge with 46 corporate volunteer teams across Australia planting over 17,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses. Sydney Olympic Park was lucky enough to host a few teams on Friday 2 June in Bicentennial Park which saw 5,343 native grasses and ground covers planted! “We are really pleased with the results of the Tree Planting Challenge and would like to congratulate AMP on taking home the win and thank the participating teams from Bridgestone, Energy Action, Optus, Origin, Sydney Airport, TSA Management and Ventia for celebrating World Environment Day in such a positive way.”, Scott Appleton, Regional Manager Sydney.
Sydney Olympic Park Authority – Staff Planting Challenge
Over 50 Sydney Olympic Park Authority employees participated in a department vs department challenge of quality planting in WooLaRa. A year ago, an unfortunate grass fire broke out at the site, destroying the important habitat for frogs, lizards, insects and ground nesting birds. In honour of World Environment Day this year, we were more than happy to get their hands dirty to rejuvenate this important grassy habitat! In less than an hour, we planted 1,960 native grasses including kangaroo grass, wallaby grass, weeping grass and many more!