Arboretum celebrates 42 years
The Crommelin Native Arboretum in Pearl Beach has celebrated its 42nd anniversary.
More than 60 Arboretum members, volunteers and community members attended a barbecue afternoon on August 19.
Over the past year, the Arboretum has seen the completion of a cottage extension, a larger shed, expanded kitchen and the inclusion of a new toilet block.
Mayor Cr Jane Smith opened the extension on the day, which was also attended by Member for Robertson Ms Lucy Wicks.
"We now have a larger shed, an expanded kitchen with new cabinets, table and chairs, in which we can hold our monthly meetings, and a toilet which is available for male, female and disabled," said Arboretum secretary Ms Ann Parsons.
"All of this has been achieved by a huge effort from a lot of wonderful volunteers, especially from our committee, but also from the broader community.
"Our monthly working bees are held every third Sunday of the month with a 9am meeting at the cottage and morning tea at 11am.
"The arboretum is always looking for new members and volunteers," Ms Parsons said.
The arboretum is the venue for the annual Rotary Opera in March and Jazz in the Arboretum on the October long weekend.
Media release, 30 Aug 2018
Ann Parsons, Crommelin Native Arboretum
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