New planting site
On Thursday 21st February 2013, students from our local Baringa School in Moe spent their time watering and mulching a series of plantings they had established some months previously.
The mixture of native trees and shrubs has established quite well despite the relatively late-in-the-year planting and the sustained dry weather. It was time, though, to make sure they were weeded, watered and mulched to see them through to a time of regular rainfall.
Student support activities
Students from Baringa School support the activities of the Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve in a variety of ways including weed removal, tree planting and maintenance and water testing.
They are currently engaged in the VCE Outdoor and Environmental Studies Duke of Edinburgh Award program and have chosen to volunteer their time with the Reserve. Sarah Lawless, their program Coordinator, explains “They have learned about environmental processes such as erosion and the water cycle during their experiences in the Reserve”.
It’s fantastic to see a local school contributing to the local environment through programs such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award – thanks Baringa!