Students join conservation effort
GETTING to know your council environmental reserve through wildlife encounters and tree planting was the focus of an environmental discovery day at Annie Hehir Road Environment Reserve in Peachester recently.
About 40 students from Peachester State School planted 385 trees at the reserve, discovered what small creatures live in the creek, searched for wildlife homes and got to see some of the animals up close during a presentation from Gecko’s Wildlife during the three-hour workshop.
Councillor Rick Baberowski applauded the students’ conservation efforts and encouraged the community to get involved in local bush conservation programs.
“You cannot manage what you don’t understand, so it’s both essential and encouraging to see students from our local school getting out into their natural surroundings and being able to learn about re-building a local ecology and support conservation in such a hands-on way,” Cr Baberowski said.
The 45ha property is one of 547 environment reserves managed by council.
Anyone of any age who wants to get involved in conservation work or explore their local area can do so by visiting council’s website.
STAY GREEN: Students join in conservation effort at Annie Hehir Road Environment Reserve in Peachester.