Scouts dive in to learn about wet­lands

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Front Page -

The Man­jimup Cub Scouts ex­plored the Tim­ber Park wet­lands area last week as part of gain­ing their wa­ter wise spe­cial in­ter­est badges.

War­ren Catch­ments Coun­cil’s rib­bons of blue of­fi­cer Andy Rus­sell was there to teach the chil­dren about the con­structed wet­lands sys­tem and wa­ter macroin­ver­te­brates.

As­sis­tant cub scouts leader Adrian Wayne said this badge was all about un­der­stand­ing the wa­ter cy­cle and how catch­ments worked.

“Tonight we are see­ing how the ponds work here be­cause they take the town wa­ter and they fil­ter in nat­u­rally through a se­ries of ponds,” he said.

“The scouts will be catch­ing some an­i­mals and learn­ing how to iden­tify them and do­ing wa­ter test­ing as well.”

Mr Wayne said the group was al­ways look­ing for new mem­bers to get in­volved and par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties like this.

“It’s al­ways a lot more fun and en­gag­ing with more mem­bers in­volved,” he said.

“We would like to ex­pand and get some more mem­bers in – any­one is wel­come to join.”

The first four weeks are free and any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing the group can con­tact 9776 7276 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Pic­ture: Holly Thompson

Ella Tartaglia, 11, and Daniel Wayne, 10, from the Man­jimup Cub Scouts, com­plete their wa­ter badges at the Tim­ber Park.

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