A number of classes have been assisting our neighbour to plant 11,000 trees to create a continuous wildlife corridor from the Byron Escarpment to the Belongil Forest.
This will incorporate our Melaleuca Forest, to the north of the school that we planted some 10 years ago.
As part of the process Ben from “Eco Recharge” talked with the students about species selection, growth patterns & tree life, wildlife habitat & correct tree planting & mulching techniques.
Most students found it a rewarding experience and looked forward to seeing, in the future, the school nestled within a beautiful local endemic forest.
Eco Recharge has also planted approximately 50,000 trees along the Byron Escarpment behind the school. At the same time eliminating invasive weed species from the area.
It was a pleasure to be involved in this project, which was facilitated by a parent of the school who is managing the project. He came to us with the proposal after attending our Master Plan Presentation & World Café on parent involvement in the school. He saw how elements of their project overlapped elements of our Master Plan & recognised opportunities for collaboration.
This has also led to us being able to expand our playing field, providing much needed activity space. Some drainage work yet to be done.