HELPING HANDS: Volunteers will plant trees and help clean up the banks of the Mary River behind Albert Park on Sunday.
HELPING HANDS: Volunteers will plant trees and help clean up the banks of the Mary River behind Albert Park on Sunday. Contributed

Volunteering for love of Mary

VOLUNTEERS will roll up their sleeves to help plant trees and clean up the banks of the Mary River this Sunday.

The Gympie District Landcare tree planting was rescheduled from March 1 because of the floods and will now be held in conjunction with the Mary River Catchment Co-ordinating Committee's Clean Up Mary Day.

Volunteers can register at the Gympie Touch Association clubhouse from 7.54am in time for the start of the tree planting and clean-up along the banks of the Mary River behind the Albert Bowls Club at 8am.

Those taking part are asked to wear closed-in shoes, a hat and sunscreen.

A thank-you brunch will be served back at the touch football grounds at 11.30am with entertainment by country peformer Barry Irvine and face painting for youngsters by Forrest Fairy.

If you would like to support the day but are unable to attend, you can sponsor a tree (prices start at $5) which will be planted on your behalf on the day by the volunteers.

All donations over $2 are tax deductable.

For more information or to sponsor a tree, contact Marija or Jenny at Gympie and District Landcare on 5483 8866 from 8.30am-3.30pm Wednesday to Friday or email admin@gympielandcare.org.au.

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