Geoff Lea from Walking Track Services Tasmania, has many years experience walking along tracks in National Parks, keeping an eye on the condition of our native environment. He has also had a hand in constructing many kilometers of the tracks themselves. For the past few years, Geoff has been generously donating funds to help our Tasmanian projects. This year was no exception .
Geoff’s trees (105) went to the Derwent Valley Tasmania, and were organised by Larissa Giddings from Wildcare Incorporated.
For the second year running, Westerway Primary WildsC’ool got their hands dirty to Celebrate and Planet Ark National Tree Day for schools, Friday 28 July 2017.
The WildsC’ool program is a partnership between Westerway Primary, Parks and Wildlife Service and Wildcare Inc group Friends of Mount Field. The program has been running for eight years sees students undertake practical, on-ground conservation activities alongside volunteers at the local reserves and parks including the iconic Mt Field National Park.
The program is all about the importance of looking after where we live.
With the support of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, Wildcare Friends of Mount Field, Fifteen Trees, Walking Track Services Tasmania and Forestry Tasmania, Westerway WildsC’ool were able to obtain trees, garden stakes, guards and a place to plant along Marriotts Falls walking track, River Reserve. The trees planted were sassafras, myrtle, native olive, musk, Christmas bush, cheesewood, dogwood, silver wattle, blackwood, and woolly tea tree. The students had a great time re-vegetating and looking after their backyard.
Grade 3-4 teacher Mrs Holdsworth said ‘National Tree day engaged our students in a fun, hands on activity that reinforced their environmental, maths, science and creative arts learning while caring for their own back yard. But most of all, it was fantastic to see our students working as a team and enjoying the tree planting.
Larissa Giddings | Coordinator | Wildcare Incorporated
Massive thank you to Geoff for funding the trees and Larissa for finding a wonderful home for the trees. What a beautiful part of the country to live in.
Slàinte – Colleen