Several thousand dollars were provided by a government funded organisation to plant hundreds of small trees on the dunes along Lancelin bay last year. The trees were duly planted and stakes and green plastic were erected to protect them.

More than a year on, this is what is left; the sticks and the green plastic.

No trees though. They’ve died. They’ve been dead for a goodly long time but no one has bothered to collect the unsightly mess left behind.

That’s a good whack of public money down the drain. That’s a lot of peoples’ wasted time putting them in and it’s not even certain that the funder has any idea of the waste.

The good thing is, a number of locals who weren’t involved with the planting of these now dead plants, have agreed to clean up the mess during January and at no cost to anyone.

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