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Fun at the Ski Club

People think trees don’t do anything but they do. Trees give you oxygen to breathe. The Ski Club was fun because we made the area look better and we got to plant over 100 trees. It was also really fun because we got to have partners and work together and have a go.

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Trees can be cool too!

DSC06178A lot of people don’t think trees are cool when they actually are. Trees provide oxygen for us while they take the carbon dioxide. Well we planted over 100 trees as the Ski Club so that it makes the world greener. I think it was a fun experience because I got to team up with my partner to make it easier to plant a tree.

 

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OFF TO THE MURRY RIVER :)!

 We had heaps of fun going down to the Ski Club and planting trees which was the hard part of the day. Everyone was helping each other not just letting one person do all the work. At the end of the day we managed to plant over 100 plants and water them as well.:)!

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Off to the Murray :)!

DSC06163We had lots of fun going down to the Ski Club and planting trees and the most challenging part of planting trees was to get the tree out of the tube stock! Make sure you water the tree!

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We learnt how to plant!

DSC06168We went to Johnson’s Bend then we planted a little tree and we learnt how plant trees properly! We only poured half of the water in the bucket on the tree then we asked and we needed to pour the whole bucket of water on the tree!

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The KVB Judge was impressed!

Tree planting at Johnson's BendMr Williamson was very proud of our team when we showed him that we planted more than 500 trees and talked about them. At the moment the survival rate would be 95 percent and I would like to thank Nadia Baker for having all the trees ready for us to plant. I learnt when we are planting plants if you see glass or something that looks dangerous don’t touch anything tell an adult and they come and pick it up I enjoyed planting trees with my friends!

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Off to Johnson’s Bend to re-vegetate!

5OH Team Re-vegetation Team

James: Recent flooding to this area at Johnson’s Bend had wiped out all the vegetation that our school had previously planted. We planted 130 trees here.

Miriam: Off road driving was happening – this is where people just drive anywhere and crush any native plant life that is growing.

Summer: Installing the bollards close together has stopped at least one entry point for cars. The soil was compacted in certain areas and hard to plant caused by off track vehicles

Heidi: We have made this area more attractive for people to visit. MRCC Tina Grasser looks after the trees and makes sure they are watered to improve their survival rate.DSC06222 DSC06223 DSC06225 DSC06229 DSC06230 DSC06236 DSC06242 DSC06244 DSC06256

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Invitation accepted to re-vegetate the Mildura Ski Club!

DSC06147 DSC06153 DSC06158 DSC06160 DSC06170 DSC06186We 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.

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Bombs Away

IMG_8925A few weeks ago we visited the Mildura Eco Village next the Mildura Landfill. The  Greening Mildura Team showed us how to make seed ‘bombs’ [balls] as a different way of re-vegetating. We rolled clay and different types of native seeds together to make a small ball, the size of a 10c piece, called a seed ‘bomb’. My group rolled out 2.5  trays of seed bombs with 320 in each tray; that is a total of 800 seed bombs. There were many different types of seeds.

This is only one way we can re-vegetate. We can plant trees and use seed dispersal.

The following Sunday Greening Mildura and helpers from the community went around the Mildura Landfill and threw the seed bombs. After that there was a yummy sausage sizzle.

 

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A Day to make a difference!

Preparing the seed for dispersal

Preparing the seed for dispersal

Checking out the area

Checking out the area

Raking to the moisture level

Raking to the moisture level

Dispersing a handful of seed

Dispersing a handful of seed

Seed dispersal

Seed dispersal

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Revegetation Team tries something different!

Native seed

Native seed

 

Native seeds

Native seeds

 

Great job 6M dispersing so many different types of native seed!

The names of the species that we dispersed at the closed car park area at Johnson’s Bend…
Acacia oswaldii – Umbrella Wattle
Atriplex semibaccata – Sprawling Saltbush
Chenopodium nitratiaceum – Nitre Goosefoot
Nitraria billardierei - Dillion Bush
Melaluca lanceolata – Moonah

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6M Tree Planting at Johnson’s Bend

Thank you to 6M, the Re-vegetation Student ActionTeam for representing our school for World Environment Day. The theme of the day was to make a difference to a local area.

Enhancing the area at Johnson's Bend

Enhancing the area at Johnson’s Bend

Making sure the new plants are protected from the wind and pest species

Making sure the new plants are protected from the wind and pest species

Making a difference by preventing erosion

Making a difference by preventing erosion

 

Re-vegetating to prevent cars driving too close to the River and compacting the sand.

Re-vegetating to prevent cars driving too close to the River and compacting the sand.

Re-vegetating on higher areas  to prevent excess water causing erosion during storm events!

Re-vegetating on higher areas to prevent excess water causing erosion during storm events!

Some of the areas are easier to dig holes for the new plants!

Some of the areas are easier to dig holes for the new plants!

Working together is important when tree planting.

Working together is important when tree planting.

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CARE OF JOHNSON’S BEND SANDBAR

One of the best slogans that we should put on a sign at Johnson’s Bend was suggested by Stephanie:

TAKE NOTHING BUT PHOTOS

LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS!

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JOHNSON’S BEND RE-VEGETATION

On June 16th we went to Johnsons Bend to plant trees and went to the Mildura Native Nursery. We planted 127 trees in 1 hour and a half . At Johnson’s Bend we were greeted by Cath and Annie, who were members of the Mildura Rural City Council. They said we didn’t have much time to waste so we got stuck into it pretty fast. Our group planted 5 trees while having a race with a different group. Altogether we planted 127 trees and it was a new record then we packed up and got on the bus and went to the Nursery.

When we got to the Mildura Native Nursery we waited for about 5 minutes then the guy came and we had a look at plants and we were the only school group to go there so we were very lucky. We had a look around but then we ran out of time so we had to go back to school. It was a very fun and tiring day.

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Johnson’s Bend Re-vegetation Project

On June 16th, 5/6E and Ms Vorwerk went down to Johnson’s Bend Sandbar. We met 2 people from the Mildura Rural City Council,  Cath and Annie. They  told us what to do and why. We then went into groups and dug the holes, placed a teaspoon of water crystals in the hole, put the plants in, covered the plant with the guard and then we added the stake to keep the guard in place. In the end as a class we planted 127 trees.