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YATZ planting trees for National Tree Day

On Sunday July 27th, teens from Taronga Zoo’s Boral Youth At The Zoo (YATZ) program got together with a local community and celebrated nature.

In conjunction with Planet Ark, thousands of individuals, schools, communities, councils, Landcare groups, businesses, ambassadors, and sponsors got together to restore the environment at more than 4,000 sites and events across the country.
Mosman Council and Taronga Zoo hosted a National Tree Day restoration event at Little Ashton Park, Mosman.

Luckily the sun shone down on us with great motivation to do our part. Together we worked with a friendly group of locals, had a BBQ awaiting, and felt a great sense of passion and pride between us all to foster a sense of nature and create environmental change.

We set out from morning to afternoon, to increase biodiversity in the area by planting a range of native plants that provide food and shelter to small birds and other native fauna. As the plants become established they will eventually help build a corridor linking two pockets of remnant native vegetation.

The Boral Youth At The Zoo team showed great passion and involvement as they worked as a team alongside the local community with great success.

 By  Mitchell (YATZ)

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