Thursday, May 30, 2024

Schools dig in for a greener future

More than 200 local school students are set to take part in the planting of hundreds of native trees and shrubs as part of Planet Ark’s National School’s Tree Day in Albury this week.

AlburyCity is hosting the planting day at the Waterview Laboratory on Wednesday, where students will contribute to a revegetation process that will continue over the next five to 10 years.

The program aims to restore the site from a softwood plantation to a more natural box gum grassy woodland. Restoring native bushland provides important habitat for native animals, prevents erosion and assists in improving water quality in our creeks and rivers, said Mayor, Kylie King.

“AlburyCity is proud to support this important event, creating the opportunity to inspire and educate future generations on the many benefits of trees and connection with nature,” said Mayor King.

“I’ll be digging in this week, and I’d encourage the whole community to come along and lend a hand.”

The event will see the students plant native trees and shrubs, as well as participate in a range of environmental themed educational activities.

Other activities on the day will include the monitoring of nest boxes, threatened species workshops, bushwalking and HalveWaste demonstrations.

Council will also be hosting a planting day for the wider community from 9.30am – 11.30am on Sunday 31 July at Woolshed Creek.

Volunteers can register on the National Tree Day website.

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