Western Australia 2005

On June 10, 2005, employees at Alcoa facilities in Western Australia celebrated World Environment Day by taking home almost 10,000 native seedlings.

In addition, 54 Alcoa volunteers and their family members planted 38,000 native seedlings in salt-affected and degraded areas of farmland in the Wooroloo Brook catchment area during the first weekend of July. The planting is part of the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program, which is a partnership between Alcoa, the Swan Catchment Council, and the Swan River Trust.

More than 200 hectares (500 acres) of land at approximately 60 different sites have been planted in the Wooroloo Brook area by Alcoa volunteers during the 14-year partnership with the Wooroloo Brook Land Conservation District Committee. This equates to more than 500,000 seedlings, whose roots have helped lower the salt-rich water table to improve the quality of the water that eventually flows into the Swan River.


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Wooroloo Brook tree-planting event