Rainforest Award

Mrs Andrea Savage and her Eco Warriors have again been successful in gaining grants to continue the diverse work of revegitating the Rainforest Walking Track and precinct.

Mr Darren Chester recently visited the site to announce the grant and to congratulate Nagle College, and in particular Mrs Andrea Savage, on the continued success of this ongoing project. The school’s long-term project to restore native Rainforest at the Mitchell River site has been a core focus for the Eco-Warriors Year 9 students guided by science teacher, Mrs Andrea Savage. “The purpose of Eco-Warriors is to show the students the incredible biodiversity we have here and for them to understand how everything is connected,” she said.

Mrs Savage said that students have planted seedlings, including rare and threatened species given to the school by the Royal Botanic Garden of Victoria. The students also meet local volunteer groups involved in conservation, went on excursions to see sustainable fishing and visit other environmental restoration works. “Students enjoy this course because it is outdoors, interactive and enables them to see the big picture of how the rivers and Gippsland Lakes work together as part of an overall healthy ecosystem,” she said.

To read the full media release from the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, please follow the link from this page.