Congratulations Imogen! Imogen was selected to represent MWPS at the Opening of Voices of the Children Special Forever!
Imogen read her learning about Middens!
On Thursday 27th July the Sustainability Ambassadors planted 80 trees/plants for National Community Tree Planting Day at Johnson’s Bend.
The native species included:
- Black Box – Eucalyptus largiflorens
- River Red Gum – Eucalyptus camaldulensis
- River Coobah – Acacia stenophylla
- Pig Face – Crassifolium
- Creeping Boobialla – Myoporum parvifolium .
The area re-vegetated has had a lot of off road driving and now with the tees and bollards in place this will be a very nice place visit. Thanks too, to our MRCC Team Nardia, Jo and Tina for all the preparation behind the scenes to make the planting a success.
Next week 6CR will be going to Lake Ranfurly to re-vegetate using seed dispersal.
Lake Ranfurly used to be a freshwater lake, surrounded by trees and is now a degraded saline drainage basin as a result of human activities including illegal dumping of waste, discharge of pollution, saline water from the Salt Interception Scheme, urban and irrigation run-off and historic use as a sewerage disposal.
Lake Ranfurly is still important for birds including migratory waders as well as resident terrestrial species, although the quality of habitat.
A total of 101 bird species have been recorded including threatened species such as Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) and Black Falcon (Falco subniger).
Under Victorias Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 the threatened Eastern Hooded Scaly-foot (Pygopus schraden), Kneed Swainson-pea (Swainsona reticulta), Eastern Great –egret (Ardea modesta) and White –bellied Sea-eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) are protected with Action Statements.
- Pest Plants
- Pest Animals
- Off track driving and too many tracks
- Illegal dumping of rubbish
- Encroachment from surrounding landowners
- Quality of water
- Utility construction and maintenance
- Lack of co-ordinated Land Ownership and Strategic Planning
- Inadequate management of threatened flora/fauna populations
The Hands Up Data was collected on Thursday 27th
61 Bike/scooter/skateboard/rip stick
86 Walking and Walking Bus
183 Private car
We were privileged to be asked to the Mildura Ski Club and be involved in another area of Mildura to make it environmentally friendly for visitors to Mildura and the members of the Mildura Ski Club.
Ski Club: 5OH students
Summer: We were invited to re-vegetate a section of the Mildura Ski Club. Our class all participated to improve this area
Miriam: The Ski Club donated part of the carpark back to nature to prevent erosion and stop people parking just anywhere.
James: Our class worked hard planting 130 trees to make this area look great.
Heidi: The more care we took planning the trees the better chance they have of survival.