A group of Landcare members and neighbourhood volunteers spent Saturday morning planting native shrubs to add a green space to a storm-water drainage area at north Orange.
The planting coincided with World Environment Day and took place to add a green space to an area behind Clem McFawn Place.
Cyril Smith came up with the idea and Central Tablelands Landcare and Orange City Council also came on board to support the project.
Mr Smith said the council had built a swale, a shallow channel lined with grass to slow down the flow of storm water run off.
On this occasion he said 10 volunteers planted 25 plants provided by Friends of the Botanic Garden but there will be more planting days in the future and he hopes to get more people from the neighbourhood involved.
He said he has walked his dog in the area for years and it was very paddock like so he thought it could be turned into a green space that could attract native bird life.
Mr Smith said he would like to see pathways be introduced in the future and about two years ago ribbon gums were planted at the site.
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