The wild weather was no deterrent for students and families who turned out for a beachside community planting day last week. Native seedlings were sowed at the Dolphin Road Boat Ramp alongside other vegetation from 2019 and 2020 planting sessions as the GeoCatch group continues to create future habitat for the critically endangered western ringtail possum. Two-thousand plants are now established in the area, and GeoCatch project officer Nicole Lincoln said despite cancelling the event just one hour earlier, many people still showed up to help. “We didn’t expect anyone to turn up in such challenging weather conditions, but the event went on as families and students arrived determined to plant trees and unfazed by the wet conditions,” she said. “Engaging in projects that have a legacy in the community can provide a real sense of accomplishment and satisfaction.” Ms Lincoln thanked all who made the planting day a great success including the Bunbury Regional Prison Pre-Release Unit which helped prepare the site.