Tree planting during National Water Week to benefit the Phillip Island Wildlife Corridor.
Westernport Water employees get their hands dirty for National Water Week.
“Simply planting a tree can help Phillip Island’s environment and ecosystem” according to Westernport Water’s Environment and Sustainability Coordinator, Benita Russell.
Mrs. Russell said that with the help of Bass Coast Landcare works crew, Westernport Water staff planted 1000 native indigenous trees along Saltwater Creek on Tuesday 19 October 2010.
She said it was an important way to enhance the Phillip Island Wildlife Corridor and improve the water quality of Saltwater Creek.
While sustainability efforts by Westernport Water are traditionally focused on improvements and efficiencies in delivering water to homes and treating wastewater, the board and corporation has a strong commitment to managing their land and increasing biodiversity.
Whilst out in the sun planting hundreds of trees himself, Murray Jackson the Managing Director of Westernport Water said “An increased awareness of environmental issues by Westernport Water staff will lead to a sustainable future for the Phillip Island community.”
“Westernport Water is proud to contribute to the biodiversity and ecosystem by developing the Phillip Island Wildlife Corridor.”