News Release

Sowing Seeds of Service

Recently members and missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Perth, donated their time and energy to plant sedges and seedlings in low lying wetlands near the Canning River in Gosnells.                                    


The service project was organised to support the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group who have been working for more than 20 years to restore and re-vegetate native bushlands and river foreshores. The Group relies on volunteers to help plant seedlings in areas of need in the community and their goal this season was to sow 140,000 plants which will help to stabilise the river’s banks. When fully grown they will also provide a home for the native wildlife. 


During the day the temperature peaked at nearly 40 degrees celsius, but fortunately most of the 35 volunteers were able to work in shady areas near the river. One of the industrious volunteers was Elder Britton, who arrived in Western Australia two months ago as a senior missionary with his wife. As a young man, he served a mission in Melbourne and now he is back in Australia serving again, but this time in Perth. The Brittons worked as hard as the younger missionaries to ensure as many small plants as possible were carefully placed into the ground so they would be given a good chance to survive and flourish in the future.

When the planting was completed, all the volunteers were treated to an enjoyable Australian barbeque lunch which was greatly appreciated.

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