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.”
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