October 5, 2015

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St Patrick’s College and the Pentland Hills.

TREES PLANTED

“In the cold darkness of 2am on June 22 2015 25 staff, students, ex-students, parents and friends of St Patrick’s College began the journey of lifetime to Papua New Guinea.  Over the next 15 days they walked the gruelling Kokoda track and completed a service project at Kokoda College. St Patrick’s College endeavours to raise good boys to the status of great men willing and able to serve their communities.  The Kokoda track is ideal for this purpose”. Michael Weadon | Teacher | College newsletter. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
The wilds of PNG
The wilds of PNG
Michael contacted Fifteen Trees looking for a way to reduce the carbon footprint of his school excursion to PNG. Together we decided that 225 trees would go a long way to do precisely that. The trees were planted throughout the Pentland Hills (between Melbourne and Ballarat) by Emma Muir and Moorabool Landcare Network. “Hi Colleen, Many thanks again for your generous contribution to our Landcare group. Coordinated by our President Alan Morton we implemented  8 small projects to landholders who live between the Myrniong and Kokruperrimul Creeks. This was to compliment the work that we had done in previous years. The landholders planted the trees themselves. Some were a family affair such as Heather Muir, her children and grandchildren. The addition of the Fifteen Trees seedlings allowed us to extend the project and enable our members to complete their re-vegetation works. Huge thank you to all your supporters and in particular to St Patrick’s College for their 225 trees”. Emma Muir | Pentland Hills Landcare Member [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
Well planted trees out in the Pentland Hills.
Well planted trees out in the Pentland Hills.
Emma and her group planted out 1,000 trees of which St Patrick’s College (Ballarat) generously funded the planting of 225. The Pentland Hills Landcare Group has been running for the past 40 years and is one of the oldest groups in Australia. These guys are experts in species selection, site preparation, tree planting and maintenance. The 225 trees have found a great home. Slainte – Colleen[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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