A group of dedicated volunteers have helped add some extra greenery to Riverbend Park.
On Friday Soroptimist International Launceston planted a range of natives trees at the popular family site.
After celebrating the group’s 70th anniversary in October last year, the seeds were sown for an idea to donate some trees to the city as a way of commemorating the achievement.
While COVID-19 had delayed things slightly, group president Natasha Vavrek said they were happy to finally get roots in the ground, with a plaque also placed on a community bench.
“It’s a lovely way to commemorate our 70th and to also make a mark on Launceston,” she said.
“Especially down at Riverbend, which is such a wonderful place for locals to go.”
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Soroptimist International is a worldwide organisation, with multiple clubs across Australia and in Tasmania.
The organisation works to promote and educate women and girls at local, national and international levels, while also raising funds to support different charities.
Dr Vavrek said it was a wonderful group made up of professional and retired professional women of the Launceston area.
“We are always coming up with different ways to raise money and give back to the community,” she said.
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