Seeds will be sown for the future growth of the Silverstream Reserve later this month as student’s from Clarkville School gather for a planting day.
The day is being facilitated through the Council’s Green Corps Environmental Education partnership with Mainpower.
Once a term, the environmental education partnership works with students from Clarkville School to facilitate a planting day (or days), or some other sort of environmental restoration activity that aligns with learning objectives at school.
Previous sessions have seen groups of up to 80 children visit the reserve to plant native seedlings, spread mulch and explore the aquatic bio-diversity in the stream.
The activity has often been supported by an Enviroschools co-ordinator on behalf of Ecan, as well as the District’s waste educator, Lesley Ottey.
The sessions produce plenty of fun, valuable environmental education, and result in an additional 200-300 trees being planted in the reserve.
The March 23 planting starts at 11am and will also be attended by a number of councillors and community board members.