A group of Warrnambool residents braved the city's wintry conditions on Sunday to plant trees.
Russells Creek Landcare member Merran Moir said residents were planting between 800 and 1000 species of grass and trees.
"A few residents want to improve the environment particularly this stretch of track between Wares road and Garden Street," Mrs Moir said.
"It looks reasonably unloved and yet there are lots of people who use it."
Mrs Moir said the group had been lucky enough to obtain funds from the Warrnambool City Council.
Members of Warrnambool Coastcare Landcare also helped out on the day.
"We're planting species that are indigenous and very particular to Russells Creek," Mrs Moir said.
"We've got a few trees but most of the species are low-growing to attract bird life."
Mrs Moir said the group hoped to hold more tree planting days in the next six to 12 months. "Ideally we would love to do the whole stretch from Wares Road to Garden Street," she said.
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