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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2019

Held on the 28th of July 2019 between 9 am and 11 am, our Annual Tree Planting Day proved to be a roaring success with approximately 220 people coming out to help KBULG plant 5000 seedlings in the area of Gribble Creek near Centennial Park. Recent works to improve water flow in that section of Gribble Creek saw land cleared of large Eucalyptus Gums, which made it the perfect spot for Tree Planting Day 2019.

Our amazing volunteers planted 5000 seedlings which were a mix of trees, bushes and shrubs, all of them natives and local to the area and grown at our KBULG Nursery located in Karlkurla Park. This variety of flora will introduce a large range of biodiversity into the area and will hopefully attract more local bird life and insect life to the park.

KBULG provided a free BBQ to all community volunteers and we would once again like to thank the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder for their in-depth site preparation works and its sponsors that included KCGM, Northern Star Resources, Evolution Mining, The Water Corporation, Macdonalds and Coles.

A big thank you to Rachel, of Madison Studio Photography, for her amazing photography skills that captured the smiles and the hard work of all our volunteers.

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2018

Almost as many as 170 hardworking community volunteers helped KBULG to plant more than 5000 seedlings in under two hours on Sunday, 29 July 2018. This has been the biggest tree-planting day to date with a record number of shrubs planted and also the highest number of participants who all came together for the common cause to green the Goldfields.

The site for the 2018 tree planting day was Gatacre Drive next to the airport, where in 2016 KBULG had commenced a large-scale revegetation project. It is anticipated that the planted seedlings will eventually form a greenbelt to prevent dust storms affecting the residential areas across the road as well as improving the city’s aesthetics. The native shub and ground cover species selected for the Tree Planting Day will establish a natural balance and will not create a hindrance to flight paths.

KBULG provided a free BBQ to all community volunteers and would once again like to thank the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder for their in-depth site preparation works and its sponsors that included KCGM, Northern Star Resources, Evolution Mining and the Water Corporation.

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2017

On 30 July 2017 as many as 150 hard-working volunteers helped KBULG to plant 2500 seedlings on a section of Gribble Creek in Boulder.  The area had in the past been affected by severe salinity and KBULG has implemented a restoration project in the area and is very familiar with the site.

Because of the wonderful community support, in particular from local industry professionals and families, the seedlings, selected to be well suited to the harsh environment of the site, were planted in just over one hour.

Volunteers were rewarded with a free sausage sizzle and KBULG again received magnificent support from the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder in site preparation works and from its sponsors that included KCGM, Northern Star Resources, Evolution Mining and the Water Corporation.

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2016

In 2016 the Annual Tree Planting Day was organised on 31 July, and focused on the barren area on Gatacre Drive (Airport Side) with the purpose of forming a green belt to reduce dust and enhance the aesthetics of the area.

Approximately 150 participants planted  thousands of seedlings. Due to the high participation rate the 2500 seedlings of hardy species such as Wattles, Acacias, Atriplex and Eremophilas were planted in just over one hour.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder  carried out important site preparation works such as installing the reticulation, mulching, ripping, along with offering on-ground support on the day.

In addition to the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder, KBULG was grateful to KCGM, Northern Star Resources and the Kalgoorlie Miner for providing significant sponsorships.

Participants were rewarded with a free sausage sizzle prepared by KCGM.

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2015

Our Annual Kalgoorlie-Boulder Tree Planting Day 2015 was held on Sunday, the 26th of July.

The day was a great success and an approximate 150 volunteers made a significant impact planting more than 2500 seedlings. This year’s tree planting focused on the barren area around Boomerang Crescent/Lionel Street in South Kalgoorlie, entirely clear-felled 100 years ago.

The event was an even greater success because of KCGM’s support, providing a wonderful BBQ to the many hardworking volunteers. The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder again supported KBULG with extensive site preparation works such as installing the reticulation, mulching, ripping, along with offering on-ground support on the day. KBULG is also grateful to Northern Star Resources, LandCorp and the Kalgoorlie Miner for providing significant sponsorship support.

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2014

in 2014 the Tree Planting Day was organized for Sunday, the 27th of July 2014, and focused on Boomerang Crescent, South Kalgoorlie, entirely clear-felled 100 years ago.

Approximately 2000 participants planted 3000-4000 seedlings of hardy species such as Wattles, Acacias, Atriplex and Eremophilas were planted in under two hours.

KBULG was highly impressed by the enthusiastic community spirit and felt privileged to be able to witness the unified work efforts by community and corporate groups, mining companies, families and individuals who all strived to do their bests to assist the ‘Greening of the Goldfields’ and an enhanced lifestyle for the community as an entity.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder carried out important site preparation works such as installing the reticulation, mulching, ripping, along with offering on-ground support on the day. In addition to the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder, KBULG is grateful to KCGM, Northern Star Resources, LandCorp and the Kalgoorlie Miner for providing significant sponsorships.

Participants were rewarded with a free sausage sizzle prepared by KCGM and were offered free hats contributed by ORICA Greenedge. KBULG would once again like to thank everyone for a magnificent day of greening Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2013

In 2013 the Annual Community Tree Planting Day was convened along Boomerang Crescent, South Kalgoorlie. Approximately 150 hard-working volunteers joined the event to help plant around 3000-4000 native trees, shrubs and ground covers. It again only took 2 hours to plant the trees, an outstanding effort by all.

The day would not have been possible without the support and cooperation from corporate, business and community sectors. Major sponsors City of Kalgoorlie Boulder, KCGM, Northern Star Resources, LandCorp and the Kalgoorlie Miner provided funding for advertising. The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder undertook all site works including laying the reticulation, mulching, ripping and on-ground support on the day. A tremendous amount of behind the scenes work was completed to make the day successful. KCGM cooked a free sausage sizzle on the day. Families from Orica also came along and distributed free hats—thank you to everyone for your support.

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2012

For the 2012 Annual Community Tree Planting Daythe top end of Burt Street, Boulder, was chosen as the site. Community response was once again incredible, with approximately 300 volunteers turning up to help plant over 4000 native trees, shrubs and ground covers. 2 hours was all it took to plant the trees, an outstanding effort by all.

It was fantastic to see community and corporate groups, mining companies, families and individuals come together to do their bit for the local environment by helping to ‘green the goldfields’ and work towards a better environment for the entire community of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

The day would not have been possible without the support and cooperation from corporate, business and community sectors:

  • Major sponsors City of Kalgoorlie Boulder, KCGM, Barrick Kanowna Belle, Western Power, LandCorp and the Kalgoorlie Miner provided funding for advertising.
  • The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder undertook all site works including laying the reticulation, mulching, ripping and on-ground support on the day.
  • A tremendous amount of behind the scenes work was completed to make the day successful.
  • KCGM cooked the free BBQ and drinks on the day.
  • Video Ezy and McDonalds donated prizes to be given out to participants.

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2011

The 2011 Tree Planting Day took place at Karlkurla Bushland Park.Community response was again fantastic with approximately 300 volunteers turning up to help plant over 4000 native trees, shrubs and ground covers. 2.5 hours was all in took to plant the trees, an amazing effort by all.

It was impressive to witness community and corporate groups, mining companies, families and individuals come together to do their bit for the local environment by helping to ‘green the goldfields’ and work towards a better environment for the entire community of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

The day would not have been possible without the support and cooperation from corporate, business and community sectors:

  • Major sponsors City of Kalgoorlie Boulder, KCGM, Barrick, Landcorp, Western Power provided funding for advertising and prizes as well.
  • The city of Kalgoorlie-Boulder undertook all site works including laying the reticulation and preparing the ground for planting.
  • A tremendous amount of behind the scenes work was completed to make the day as successful as it was.
  • Outback Energy provided the free BBQ and drinks on the day.
  • Video Ezy, and Orana Cinemas donated prizes to be given out to participants.

The Community Challenge – won by the combined Scout Groups, boasting over 60 participants. A fantastic group that powered from one end of the site to the other, planting trees and having fun.

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2010

KBULG together with major event sponsors the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder hosted the Annual Community Tree Planting Day at Karlkurla Bushland Park on the 17th of July.
With over 220 people attending this year the community succeeded in planting approximately 4000 native trees and shrubs, all grown locally at the Karlkurla Community Nursery. This year it took over 2.5 hours to complete the planting, a magnificent effort by all.
KBULG would like to thank everyone who turned up on Saturday to do their bit for our environment and our community.
The City of Kalgoorlie Boulder again threw their support behind the event, undertaking all of the site works, including laying reticulation. Without help and cooperation from both the corporate/business and community sectors the day wouldn’t have been possible.
The Community Challenge was won by the Goldfields Scout Groups, boasting over 60 participants. The scouts powered from one end of the site to the other, planting trees and having fun.
Peter Pan Cafe provided a free sausage sizzle for all the volunteers and Special guest Korker roo entertained the children, giving out lollies and chocolates and planting trees with his band of helpers. Participants were given prizes, which included movie passes to Orana Cinemas, and vouchers for Bunning’s and Video Ezy.

The event was proudly sponsored and supported by all of KBULG’s core sponsors:

•City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
•Barrick Kanowna
•Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines
•Water Corporation
•Western Power
•Landcorp

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2009

KBULG together with major event sponsors Western Power hosted the 2009 Community Tree Planting Day at Wortley Street in Somerville on the 18th of July.
With an estimated 300 people attending the weather was fantastic and the community succeeded in planting approximately 3700 native trees and shrubs, all grown locally at the Karlkurla Community Nursery. What an awesome effort!
KBULG would like to thank Western Power who sponsored this event and everyone who turned up to do their bit for our environment and our community, it was fantastic to see such a dedicated community coming together.
The City of Kalgoorlie Boulder again threw their support behind the event, undertaking all site works, including laying reticulation, so that the ground was ready when everyone arrived to plant the trees. A tremendous amount of behind the scenes work was completed to make this event the success it was.
Without help and cooperation from both the corporate/business and community sectors the day wouldn’t have been possible.
Participants were given prizes, which included movie passes to Orana Cinemas, and vouchers for Angus and Robertson and Video Ezy.
The Community Challenge was won by Boulder Scouts who had over 60 participants. They were a fantastic group that powered from one end of the site to the other, planting trees and having fun. It was real treat to hear the Boulder Scouts sing their tree planting song at the end of the day.
Western Power provided a free sausage sizzle for all the volunteers. Everyone enjoyed a sausage and a drink. Special guest Korkeroo entertained the children, giving out lollies and chocolates and planting trees with his band of helpers.
Western Power presented a $10,000 cheque to KBULG on the day, as a contribution to their sponsorship over the next year.
The event was proudly sponsored and supported by all of KBULG’s core sponsors:
•Western power
•City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder
•Barrick Kanowna
•Water Corporation
•Landcorp
•Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines
•Paddington Gold

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2008

Karlkurla Bushland Park was targeted for the 2008 July community tree planting day.
Approximately 150 people gathered to do their part in greening the goldfields. Over 4000 trees, shrubs and ground covers were planted on the day. Community response was fantastic with the trees and shrubs planted superbly. A variety of hardy species were planted including eucalypts, westringias, and eremophilas.
The day was worthwhile for both environmental and social reasons. It was fantastic to see the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community come together to do their bit for the environment. The planted area will provide a habitat for birds and wildlife, reduce the local dust problems and provide much needed shade in summer for everyone.

Community and corporate groups, mining companies, families and individuals joined together for a common cause, working for a better environment.

Employees from Kanowna Belle Gold Mine were awarded the Corporate Challenge Award and the 1st Boulder Scout Group were awarded a prize for their team spirit and their amazing tree planting song. Prizes were also given to the youngest and oldest tree
planters and the family with the biggest
turnout.

Sponsors who helped out and made this day possible were:
• City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for preparing and mulching the sites and laying all the reticulation, a huge job over many weeks.
• Western Power, the main sponsor of these days, for providing the BBQs, funding for advertising, prizes and drinks.
• BHP Billiton Community Participation Team for manning the Registration Desk
• Barrick Kanowna
• The golden mail and Korker Roo
• Orana Cinemas and Video Ezy for donating prizes and giveaways.

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Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2007

The Dwyer Street Dam was targeted for the 2007 annual tree planting day. In July 2007, approxiamately 200 people turned in an awesome effort and planted around 3000 trees in a large area. Community response was fantastic with the trees and shrubs planted superbly. A variety of eucalypts, bottle brushes, casuarina’s, eremophilas and wattles were planted – all species tolerant of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder climate.
The day was worthwhile for both environmental and social reasons. It was fantastic to see the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community come together to do their bit for the environment. The planted areas provide a habitat for birds and wildlife, reduce the local dust problems and provide much needed shade in summer for everyone.
Community and corporate groups, mining companies, families and individuals joined together for a common cause, working for a better environment.
2007 again saw the running of the highly contested
Corporate and Community Challenges, and the Best Costume Competition.

The winners in 2007 were:
Corporate Challenge: Placer Dome Australia
Community Challenge: The 1st Boulder Scout Group
Best Costume: The team for the Department of Environment for their bad taste suits and ties
The 1st Boulder Scout Group won the Theme Song Prize with their amazing treeplanting song

Annual Community Tree Planting Days 2006

22 July 2006: The corner of Maxwell and Speculation Street was the site for the 2006 Community Tree Planting Day. Individuals and teams planted over 4,000 trees.
Congratulations to BHP Billiton Nickel West for winning the Corporate Challenge and the 1st Boulder Scout Group for winning the Community Challenge and the best tree planting song (again). This time the Tree Planting song was to the tune of Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Thanks to McBrides Nurseries, Ace Cinema, Kalgoorlie Sound Centre and Civic Video for contributing some great prizes, the BHP Billiton Community Participation Team for manning the Registration Desk and to the Golden Mail for letting Korker Roo come out to play.
The day would not be possible of course without our core sponsors, with a special thank you to Western Power and the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder.
We thank everyone who came along and participated during the day. Your fantastic efforts help create a better environment.

Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2005

30 July 2005: A large dusty area opposite the
Oasis on Johnston Street was the site for this year’s Community Tree Planting Day. Individuals and teams participated in what turned out to be a very successful day with over 4,000 trees planted.
Congratulations to Placer Dome Australia for winning the Corporate Challenge and the 1st Boulder Scout Group for winning the Community Challenge and the best Tree planting song (again). The Department of Environment looked a treat in their business suits, and accordingly won the best costume prize.
This year we also asked people to mulch their trees and a special prize went to Centrecare Goldfields who, with the help of Karen Gurry of the First Kalgoorlie Scouts mulched a huge proportion of the area!

Special thanks goes to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for preparing the site (a huge job over many weeks) and helping on the day. Western Power representatives provided and manned the free BBQ & drinks—keeping everyone’s strength up. Our appreciation goes out also to the early birds who helped out on Saturday morning and the WMC Resources Community Participation Team for manning the Registration Desk.
The day would not be possible of course without our core sponsors, with a special thank you to Western Power, the Minister for Environment’s Community Conservation grants, Envirofund, and last but definitely not least, the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder.
Thanks also to all of the other teams and individuals who came along and participated during the day. Your fantastic efforts help create a better environment and a better lifestyle for the community of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Over 1000 children were involved in completing planting at the 2005 Johnston Street site opposite the Oasis.
Younger students were paired with older buddies who helped them plant their trees, giving them valuable lessons about sharing, helping and mentoring.
Students from Goldfields Baptist College, Eastern Goldfields Education Support Centre, Kalgoorlie and O’Connor Primary Schools and the Bushrangers all helped out by planting trees along Johnston Street.
Thank you for all of your hard work!

Annual Community Tree Planting Days 2004

3rd July 2004: A large area along both sides of Gribble Creek bordered by Johnston, Kingsmill and Wittenoom Streets was the site for this year’s Community Tree Planting Day.
Individuals and teams participated in what turned out to be the most successful day with over 5500 trees planted.
Congratulations to Placer Dome Asia Pacific for winning the Corporate Challenge and the 1st Boulder Scout Group for winning the Community Challenge and the best Treeplanting song. The Department of Environment looked a treat in their homemade insect outfits and accordingly won the best costume prize.
Special thanks goes to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for preparing the site and laying all the reticulation (a huge job over many weeks), donating trees and helping set up and pack away on the day. Our appreciation goes out also to the early birds who helped out on Saturday morning setting the trees out and others like WMC Resources Community Participation Team for manning the Registration Desk.
The day would not be possible of course without our sponsors and a big thank you goes out to Western Power, the Minister for Environment’s Community Conservation grants, Regent Cinema Kalgoorlie, and last but definitely not least, the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder.
Thanks also to all of the other teams and individuals who came along and participated during the day. Your fantastic efforts help create a better environment and a better lifestyle for the community of Kalgoorlie Boulder.

Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2003

19 July 2003: The Gribble Creek floodplain was the site for this year’s Community Tree Planting Day. Individuals and teams participated in what turned out to be an extremely successful day with over 2500 trees being planted.
Congratulations to Placer Dome Asia Pacific – Strategic Development and Support Services for winning the Corporate Challenge with 50 participants. Well done also to the Boulder Scouts for winning the Community Challenge with 37. The Department of Environment looked a treat in their homemade gumnut babies outfits and accordingly won the best costume prize.
Special thanks goes to the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder for preparing the site and laying all the reticulation, a huge job over many weeks. Our appreciation goes out also to the early birds who helped out on Saturday morning setting the trees out and others like WMC Resources Community Participation Team for manning the Registration Desk.
The day would not be possible of course without our sponsors and a big thank you goes out to Western Power (Greening Challenge), the Minister for Environments Community Conservation grants, and last but not least the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Thanks also to all of the other teams and individuals who came along and participated during the day. Your contribution ensured the community of Kalgoorlie-Boulder a better environment and a better lifestyle.

Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2002

8 June 2002: Nearly 300 people came out on a beautiful winter’s morning to plant 2000 trees and shrubs in Centennial Park.
Most of the trees and shrubs were planted in the first hour!
Participants were then encouraged to spread mulch around their trees and seeds were available to disperse for the latecomers.
The day was very worthwhile both for environmental and social reasons. Community and corporate groups, the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, mining companies, families and individuals joined together to do their bit for the environment to celebrate Arbor Day and Goldfields Environment Month.
As part of the day, KBULG organised a Community and Corporate Challenge for local businesses and community groups. The Boys Brigade won the Community Challenge with the most participants and the Corporate Challenge was won by WMC Ltd – Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter.

Annual Community Tree Planting Day 2001 

9 June, 2001: On a freezing cold winter’s day nearly 300 participants joined together in planting 2000 native seedlings in a new park near the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport. The area was also mulched and landscaped and walk paths have been installed to allow residents and visitors to appreciate the area. The plants are growing really with an 80% success rate.
The Premier, Dr Geoff Gallop, had launched the tree planting day in Kalgoorlie-Boulder a few days earlier as part of World Environment Day celebrations.

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Native Plant Group and Nursery

The Native Plant Group was established in late 2004 by local people to learn about the unique Goldfields flora. This has catered for the people in the community wishing to learn more about Kalgoorlie’s unique flora. KBULG holds the Native Plant Group twice a month on Sunday’s at the Karlkurla Community Nursery and participants can learn how to establish a garden, identify, propagate and grow the local plants. The group enables KBULG to donate thousands of plants to local schools and community groups each year.The Native Plant Group has a once-per-year 2 hour sale to clear out the shadehouse in preparation for the next years seeding, allowing members of the public to purchase local species. All money raised is used to purchase potting mix and fertilisers for the use at the shade house.

The groups’ main aims are to:-
• Learn about Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s native plants
• Share and hopefully gain knowledge on the collection, storage, propagation and care of our local natives.
• Increase the number and variety of local native plants grown in local gardens.
• Share any knowledge we have & gain openly.

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Junior Landcare Program