Mallee schools restoring habitat
The Murray Mallee Local Action Planning Association has been busy over the winter months assisting the East Murray Area, Lameroo Primary and Pinnaroo Primary schools with planting days within the Murray Mallee.
One hundred and forty eight students, 25 teachers and parents from 63 farming families have planted over 2000 seedlings in their local area. Pinnaroo Wetlands and a private landholder have also been involved in tree planting activities. The planting days gave students the opportunity to learn about the importance of conservation, while getting outdoors, getting their hands dirty, and giving something back to the environment.
The tree planting days were supported by the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme (part of the National Landcare Programme) and MMLAP’s Restoring habitat for four EPBC listed birds in the Murray Mallee project, which helps address important habitat needs of EPBC listed bird species, by improving the connectivity between remnant stands of native vegetation. The planted seedlings were partly propagated by the Murray Bridge Community Nursery.
MMLAP has applied for Round two of the Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Program for a further 30 hectares of revegetation activities. If you would like to get involved or would like to know more please contact us on 8531 2066 or return the Expression of Interest form.