You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Tree planting day a success at Corringle Foreshore Reserve

News

Tree planting day a success at Corringle Foreshore Reserve

Monday 29 July, 2013

Local students and teachers from Newmerella Primary School joined Rangers from Parks Victoria and the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) for a tree planting day at Corringle Foreshore Reserve last Wednesday. The activity was aimed at revegetating the reserve and providing habitat for the foreshore’s local wildlife.

Forty two students braved the chilly conditions to plant indigenous Tasman Flax-lily, Spiny-head Mat-rush and Coast Banksia. The plants were propagated by Snowy River Native Plants, in Orbost and chosen due to their suitability to the coastal conditions. 

Parks Victoria Ranger, Lisa Brooks praised the students, saying that despite the July weather, they did a great job planting and learning about the value of local plant species.

“It was chilly, but the students did a fantastic job and successfully planted 200 indigenous plants in and around the campground,” Ms Brooks said. “The planting concluded with a presentation by Lisa Giblin, Joint Management Coordinator for GLaWAC on local bush foods.”

“The taste testing was one of the highlights of the day for the students and they enjoyed the barbeque lunch we provided as a thank you for their great effort.”



Media enquiries




Parks Victoria media centre

Recent Stories

Have your say on Middle Brighton Pier

Thursday 23 March, 2017
Parks Victoria is seeking public feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade a section of Middle Brighton Pier after…

Historic hut restored in Lake Eildon National Park

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
It’s been all hands on deck recently with an important project to restore one of Lake Eildon National Park’s historic…

Autumn works to secure pier’s future

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
A specialist marine infrastructure contractor will visit Mornington next week with a floating barge and hydraulic crane to remove five…

Free family fun day at National Rhododendron Gardens

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
Parks Victoria is inviting families and children of all ages to the annual Free Family Fun Day at the National…

Dredging at Mordialloc Creek entrance to provide safer boating access

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
Parks Victoria will commence maintenance dredging in and around Mordialloc Creek entrance next week following natural sand build up which…

New 3D vision technique to revolutionise conservation efforts

Tuesday 21 March, 2017
If you think 3D vision glasses used for gaming are purely for entertainment, think again. A Parks Victoria science team…

View all media releases