We were very pleased to have 50 students from Footscray City College and Williamstown Primary School at the Park for Greening Australia Schools Day on 4 June. It turned out to be a wet day but this did not dampen their spirits as they rotated through four educational activities focussing on the Park’s biodiversity. They put in locally indigenous plants, tested the water quality of the Park’s wetlands by identifying the presence and types of water bugs, collected insects and learned to recognise and collect plants.
We hope there are some budding botanists and entomologists amongst them!
Students tackled a huge area of the embankment on the edge of the oval with groundcover and grass seedlings. Some months ago this area had been cleared of large bushes that were not locally indigenous and had become invasive. This revegetation is an important part of our work and in months to come, will make this part of the Park even more beautiful.