By Brendan Rees
Cannons Creek Foreshore Reserve is looking greener thanks to helping hand of Tooradin Primary School students.
Grades three and four students were pleased to volunteer their time in planting about 300 shrubs and trees on Monday 28 May.
Tooradin Primary School wellbeing co-ordinator Rachel Davis said the students learnt about the importance of attracting a variety of wildlife through indigenous tree planting as well as weeding out invasive plants.
“Students worked along local volunteer community members from the Cannons Creek Foreshore Reserve Committee to revegetate the area, planting, watering and protecting the newly planted foliage with tree guards,” she said.
Ms Davis said students were delighted in building tube towers to see which group were able to plant the most shrubs.
“This is an ongoing commitment between Tooradin Primary School and the local community to maintain the previous natural environment for current and future generations to enjoy.”
She added students also had an opportunity to view a nearby site that was revegetated by another group Tooradin Primary students five years ago.
“This is now a thriving thicket that animals, insects and local residents share and enjoy,” she said.
“Thanks to Tracey Perrott from the Cannons Creek Foreshore Reserves Committee and her amazing team for inviting students in such an important local project.”