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Enviro News

Lillian Bombay —

School Slip Update

As you all know, the school experienced land erosion by our creek which resulted in a loss of play area for the children.  It was also up to our school to replant the land to help stabilise it against future slippage.  

An SOS was sent out to the community, asking for plant donations.  We would like to thank the families who contributed plants, it was much appreciated and very kind of you.  Children of these families got to plant their own donated tree(s).  Requests to plant/nursery businesses in the wider community were made and we were amazed by the replies and donations we received.  To these people; Gordon Nurseries, Scott Base Nurseries, Oratia Native Plant Nurseries and Concept Botanica Ltd, we can’t thank you enough for your willingness to help us with your generosity and time.

There was a lot of work in preparing the land for planting which was organised and done by Sandra Fletcher our Caretaker, along with some help from other kind volunteers.  Over the last month, our senior students have had the opportunity to go in groups, down to the planting area and experience first hand, planting our seedlings and young trees.  In years to come they will be able to revisit the area and see what a wonderful bush land they have helped to create.  The plants were natives so this will be a great area to encourage New Zealand species of birds and insects.  Have a look at the photos.

The Environmental Team