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National Tree Day - Wangaratta

Author: linda/Thursday, 31 May 2018/Categories: General

This year’s Schools Tree Day is fast approaching, and the Rural City of Wangaratta invites your school to participate in this fantastic event to show your support for our local natural environment.

 Students will be provided with the opportunity to learn more about the importance of bush regeneration and riparian vegetation from council staff, whilst planting a diverse range of trees, shrubs and grasses. This year’s event is aimed at planting species to increase biodiversity and help provide habitat for native animals like Sugar Gliders, Squirrel Gliders and Barking Owls.

 This year’s School Tree Day event will take place on Friday 27th July, between 9:30am - 2:00pm. Plantings will occur along the Eastern bank of the Three Mile Creek behind the GOTAFE Regional Study Centre Wangaratta, (please see the attached map). Bus entry is available via the GOTAFE entrance on Tone Road.

 Each school will be allocated a one hour session during the day. Early bookings will allow flexibility in available times. Group size should be kept to under 40 students, to enable the students to get the most benefit and experience from Council officers. At the conclusion of each session a free BBQ will be provided to all students. To register your interest in this event please contact the Council’s Natural Resource Management team by email v.thompson@wangaratta.vic.gov.au or phone 57220888.

Council will also be hosting a Community National Tree Day event at the same location on Sunday 29th July, from 10:00am – 1:00pm (flyer attached). The event will conclude with a free lunch. It would be greatly appreciated if your school could please advertise this information in your newsletter.

 For further information and educational resources about our natural environment and tree planting please visit: http://treeday.planetark.org/schools or visit the School Environment Education Directory (SEED) website: www.seed.vic.gov.au 

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