Mazzarello Campus News

Wednesday  30 August, all year 9 students took part in a Tree Planting Project. The project ran by the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority  has been planting trees along the banks and hillsides thourhought the College farm and environs.

Supporting the Landcare movement

Across the Port Phillip and Western Port region, thousands of volunteers, typically as members of over 500 Landcare, Friends, and environmental community groups actively care for our land, water, native plants and native animals.

Their work helps protect our public and private land from erosion and salinity, our creeks, coasts and wetlands from pollutants, and our native plants and animals from weeds, pest animals and other threats. This caring is a voluntary contribution to the future health of our environment and all the benefits that we derive from it.

Recruiting new people to take part in community activities is one of the goals of the Port Phillip and Westernport CMA. The Authority supports groups to develop the tools and resources they need to attract and keep people involved in helping the environment. Excerpt http://www.ppwcma.vic.gov.au/landcare/

The project attempts to revegtate the areas around Deep Creek with native plants, including trees, shrubs and grasses. The students were able to discover why the project is so vital for the waterways around the area and how this has a greater impact on the quality of water throughout the district and greater environs.

    

Brendon Fogarty
Mazzarello Campus Director