Local Salon Planting Seeds of Sustainability

Busselton’s Oscar and Ivy Hair Co put down their scissors and got their hands dirty this weekend, joining South West NRM and Busselton-Dunsborough Environment Centre to plant 1,400 native seedlings in Barnard East Conservation Area.

Thirty-five employees, clients, friends, and family of the hair salon joined forces to revegetate the Barnard East Reserve, which is being transformed into a sanctuary for native wildlife and a community space featuring playspace, art and an outdoor classroom.

Local wildlife rehabilitation group, FAWNA Inc, provided a possum nest, or ‘drey’, building workshop and spoke with the group about the importance of protecting the threatened native species that call the reserve home.

South West NRM’s Lorraine Duffy said,

“This area is an important habitat for critically endangered western ringtail possums, which will eventually use the plants for shelter and food. It’s great to work with local businesses who want to give back to the community and be part of something important.”

Oscar and Ivy owner, Merinda Levitzke, said:

“As a Sustainable Salon, we’re on a journey to reduce our carbon footprint. Planting trees, shrubs and grasses helps to remove carbon from the atmosphere and it’s a great opportunity to connect with nature, friends, family and our community.”