Valley

Kids help out with river works

Friday 11 November, 2005

Katamatite Primary School students have been getting their hands dirty all in the name of river health.

About 30 Grade five and six students, guided by teacher Scott Marsden and Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority waterways vegetation officer Peta Mazur, recently spent an afternoon planting 100 shrubs and 120 native grasses near Gilmore Bridge on the Broken Creek.

The revegetation project followed a new structure completed by the GBCMA in June. The rock ramp fishway was built to enable fish to move over a small weir that had previously created a barrier.

Ms Mazur said the planting day was part of Waterwatch’s Catchment Capers Program in partnership with the GBCMA. She said the afternoon was a good opportunity for the local students to become familiar with their area and the importance of the river and stream-ide vegetation.

“It gives them a connection to the waterways,” Ms Mazur said.

Other recent revegetation projects have been carried out with St Mels Primary School and St Georges Rd Primary School in partnership with the GBCMA.

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For more information telephone Peta Mazur on 58 204011 or Anna Humphris at Impress on 58 212 651