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With inspiration from HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj and as part of BAPS’ community outreach programmes, volunteers from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sydney, took part in the National Tree Day on Sunday 28 July 2013.

National Tree Day provides all Australians with an opportunity to do something positive for the environment and reconnect with nature.  The event is organised under the joint auspices of Planet Ark and the City Council of Parramatta.

The theme of this year’s National Tree Day was “Get Outside and Grow…”.

Planet Ark is an Australian not-for-profit Environmental organisation which aims to work with people and business to teach them simple ways to reduce their impact on the planet, at home, at work and in the community.

Parramatta City Council hosted the National Tree Day activity at Baronbali Street Reserve in Dundas. This location forms part of the wildlife corridor along the Ponds-Subiaco River catchment.

The goal was to increase biodiversity and provide habitat for wildlife in the area.

15 Yuvaks and 9 Yuvatis participated in the event on behalf of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Sydney, and assisted in planting native plant species in the corridor over an area spanning 200 square metres.

The State Member of Parliament for Parramatta, Dr Geoff Lee, was present at the event and congratulated BAPS for its contribution to the local community through its multifarious activities, including participation at the National Tree Day.

For more information on the National Tree Day please visit.

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