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Cumberland Ambassador Deepak Haris and Mayor  Greg Cummings

Help build Cumberland’s green canopy on National Tree Day

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Media Release - 3 July 2018

Not only an accomplished volley baller but also quite the green thumb, Cumberland Ambassador Deepak Harish has joined forces with Mayor Greg Cummings, inviting the community to participate in a National Tree Day event in his home suburb of Granville.

Mayor Greg Cummings said Council is working towards a cleaner, greener Cumberland and this year will focus its National Tree Day efforts on Duck River, from 10am to 12pm on Sunday 29 July.

“Cumberland Council is committed to the revitalisation of Duck River,” Mayor Cummings said.

“It’s a priority of residents who want better green spaces to play in, walk along and cycle through. And it’s a priority of the State Government with the Greater Sydney Commission identifying Duck River as a high space priority in the draft West Central District Plan.

“National Tree Day is a call to action to all Australians to get involved in volunteering to help care for our local and national environment. Personally, I’m really excited to be part of Cumberland’s contribution to this very important cause.”

Cumberland Council will provide trees, tools and water refill stations. There’s no need to register and all are welcome, however participants must wear enclosed shoes and are encouraged to wear hats, sun screen and bring a reusable drink bottle.

“Since National Tree Day’s inception in 1996, more than four million people have planted more than 24 million trees and plants,” Deepak said.

“I like many am encouraged by the fact that National Tree Day is a national event. By joining together with the rest of the country, volunteers like myself are able to measure the significant environmental impact of all their combined efforts across Australia.

“National Tree Day continues to maximise everyone's involvement in growing the local green canopy. Supporting a National Tree Day planting will cool and beautify neighbourhoods, bring nature to communities and have environmental benefits for years to come.”