Plant a Cooler and Greener Future in Rockingham, WA

Cooler and greener cities start with us! Join us as we plant Urban Shade Forests across Rockingham to be enjoyed for generations to come.

As green spaces continue to disappear from our cities and suburbs, we face the emergence of Urban Heat Islands – where areas with high levels of concrete and other built surfaces absorb and trap heat, driving up temperatures within our cities. Extreme heat poses a significant threat to human health, while also impacting the plant and animal species that call our cities home. Fortunately, we can help our cities to adapt to the heat – by planting trees and shrubs that give cooling shade.

In 2024, we’ll be growing a cooler and greener Rockingham by planting close to 4,500 native seedlings across the City in a series of exciting community planting events!

Ready to create a more resilient Rockingham? Through this project, you’ll be able to:

  • Get your hands dirty by planting native species within key locations in Rockingham;
  • Enjoy a range of educational activities and workshops, guided by First Nations people and other environmental experts;
  • Connect with the local community and meet other like-minded people, who are also passionate about urban greening;
  • Contribute to the movement to create cities and towns that are cooler, more biodiverse, and resilient to our changing climate;
  • Plant some roots – literally – within Rockingham, and create Urban Forests that will benefit the community for years to come!

Are you a private landholder in the City of Rockingham and interested in planting your very own Urban Shade Forest? Whether it’s at home, school, or maybe even at your workplace, we may be able to support you. Get in touch with us at [email protected], to connect with our team.

Can’t attend events on the ground?

We know that it’s not always easy to find time to volunteer with us, so we’ve created ways for people to take action anywhere, anytime. Everyone can take part and help build resilience and adaptation to climate change!

Take action from home with our two app-led activities available on our CVA Community app:

  • Contribute to cooling your neighbourhood by planting climate-resilient native species in your backyard or on your balcony with Nature Blocks.
  • Lower your household carbon footprint by participating in the SeaToSource Plastic Waste Challenge and cutting back on your consumption of fossil fuel-based plastics.

Download the CVA Community app and get started now!


🌟 Why Become a CVA Nature Steward? 🌟

  • Inspiration: Be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Empowerment: Your actions can change the course of nature.
  • Personal Connection: We speak your language and make it relatable.
  • Inclusivity: Everyone is welcome, and every contribution counts.
  • Optimism: Focus on win-win scenarios for nature and people.
  • Action-Oriented: Immediate, tangible steps you can take.
  • Fun: Enjoy the journey of making a difference.
  • Education: Learn about biodiversity and conservation while having a blast!