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Schools Tree Day group shot

Dirty hands at Schools’ Tree Day

More than 90 students from Swan Reach and Nicholson primary schools have got their hands dirty planting trees in Johnsonville as part of National Schools’ Tree Day on Friday, 27 July. Organised by Greening Australia through funding from the Victorian State Government, the students participated in a number of activities aimed at connecting the students

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1 Greening Australia Keeping Place Schools Day

Kids rule at the Keeping Place.

Almost 90 school children from Nicholson and Swan Reach primary schools were treated to a day of environment, fun and culture at the Keeping Place in Bairnsdale last week. According to Greening Australia Project Manager, Marty Potts, the day was part of a schools’ program aimed at connecting local school children to the Gippsland Lakes,

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Welcoming migratory birds – and a funding announcement!

Harriet Shing, Labour’s Member for Eastern Victoria, took the opportunity to confirm $10 million in funding for the Gippsland Lakes at yesterday’s Welcome Back the Birds event at Eagle Point. Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee co-chair, Angus Hume, said this was an exciting boost for the health of the Gippsland Lakes. “The $10 million grant will

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Kids tackle a messy earth

Kids tackle a messy earth

More than 300 children attended the Sustainable Schools’ Expo in Sale recently learning how to live in a more sustainable way. Ash Hall from DELWP said the children, from 13 local primary schools, participated in a range of activities. “The kids built bee boxes, learnt about composting, renewable energy, indigenous foods and a lot more,”

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Paynesville students @ book launch

Kids excited over published books

Did you ever think that seagrass was awesome? How many interesting things can you recall about a platypus? You can find out all the facts with the latest books published through the Love Our Lakes Enviro-Stories program. Paynesville year 6 students were given the opportunity to be mentored by Nagle College’s year 9 EcoWarriors. They

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