Park Ridge Bushcare Connect and Logan City Council Park Volunteers Program are holding a community working bee on Saturday morning (9-11 am on 18 July) to mulch and clean up around the historical mango trees opposite the water tower at Park Ridge. The grove of trees is thought to have been planted in the late 1800s and has been victim to dumping, vandals, and hoons over the last decade or more.
Council will be providing boulders to place around the open side of the trees and mulch for volunteers to spread under the drip line. Workers will also pull up the star picket and wire fencing that currently travels through the grove.
Park Ridge Bushcare Connect has been working with the council to facilitate opportunities for residents to volunteer in community park beautification and rejuvenation projects in Logan West. This first project is a real highlight considering the historical significance of the trees.
The cleared, park-like surrounds of the grove has been a grazing patch for wallabies and other wildlife and is a beautiful spot for residents and visitors to come and sit. Park Ridge Bushcare Connect hopes that by cleaning up space, they will be able to keep unwanted vehicles from entering the grounds while at the same time making it more inviting for residents to come and relax in the space.
Anyone wanting to volunteer can register on the Park Ridge Connect Facebook Page @ParkRidgeConnect.