Seedlings bear brunt of trashing

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Police said vandals had destroyed seedlings at Ranford Pool.
Camera IconPolice said vandals had destroyed seedlings at Ranford Pool. Credit: Boddington Police/Twitter

Native seedlings have been damaged after vandals trashed Boddington’s picturesque Ranford Pool.

Boddington’s Friends of the Reserves received a grant from South 32 to upgrade Ranford Pool and volunteers planted the seedlings in winter last year.

Friends of the Reserves volunteer Greg Marston said the seedlings were put in to improve the site.

“The area was essentially bare ground, so the seedlings would add to the landscape,” he said.

Boddington Friends of the Reserves volunteers planted the native seedlings in winter last year.
Camera IconBoddington Friends of the Reserves volunteers planted the native seedlings in winter last year. Credit: Supplied

Ranford Pool was also upgraded with new access paths and timber seating.

Mr Marston said the tree guards protecting the young seedlings had been kicked over.

“We have since gone and checked the area and replaced any dead seedlings, not caused from this incident, and fixed it all up,” he said.

A variety of native seedlings have been kicked to the ground after vandals trashed through Boddington’s picturesque Ranford Pool.
Camera IconA variety of native seedlings have been kicked to the ground after vandals trashed through Boddington’s picturesque Ranford Pool. Credit: Boddington Police/Twitter

Mr Marston said the community was disappointed people would cause such mindless damage.

“We are just trying to do the right thing by the Boddington community,” he said.

“I’m assuming it’s kids who are getting thrills from just doing whatever.”

Boddington police are seeking information about the vandalism.

Anyone with information is asked to call them on 9884 3333.

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