Yarra Flats Park was the site for a planting organised by Jane Goodall's Roots and Shoots organisation. Over 100 children gathered to listen to the legendary naturalist talk about their task ahead in looking after the natural environment of the earth. They then headed into the park where they had obvious fun putting in over 1000 plants under the supervision of Parks Victoria. Environment Minister Lily d'Ambrosio also spoke at the occasion. Anthony Carbines and the upper echelons of Parks Victoria were present.
A welcome to country and smoking ceremony was conducted by Uncle David
Jane Goodall has spent most of her life in the study of chimpanzees in Tanzania and promoting the preservation of our natural environment.
Roots and Shoots is a global network of young people taking action to improve our world. It is a youth-led action program that is currently making a difference in nearly 100 countries. It builds on Dr. Jane’s legacy and vision of placing the power and responsibility for creating solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people.