The winter planting season is the peak of our volunteer efforts. Throughout the year FOLC applies for various State and Federal Government grants. The funds for these grants allow us to purchase our stock of native seedlings. In 2013 FOLC (with the help of over 1000 volunteers) planted a record 83,000 native trees, shrubs, grasses and rushes/reeds at Lake Claremont.
A great deal of planning goes into coordinating our planting sessions and FOLC works very closely with Town of Claremont (TOC), Conservation Volunteers (CVA), local schools and other community groups to ensure success. As well as our own members, our planting sessions (June to August) are attended by local residents, school students, corporate and community groups.
Local residents and members of the general public are welcome to join in any of our public planting sessions. Planting dates will be posted in our newsletter and calendar. Plus you can follow us on Facebook or contact us directly.
If you are a member of a community or corporate group and would like to get involved in the planting season it’s never too early to register your interest. We welcome your enquiries.
We plant only species known to be indigenous to the area. Our tube stock is purchased from 3 nurseries: Apace WA, Plantrite and Men of the Trees (MOTT). The seedlings are not watered but rely on the winter rains to establish their roots so they can survive the hot, dry summers.
The Friends of Lake Claremont have been awarded 2 grants from the following organizations to purchase native seedlings: