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Children get involved in Super Block project

LOCAL school children have been learning about the importance of the environment through a Shire of Mundaring-supported project in Glen Forrest.

Shire President David Lavell said the work being carried out at the Glen Forrest Super Block was a joint effort.

“Parents at Glen Forrest Primary School secured a WA State Natural Resources Management grant of $20,000 to continue the school’s involvement in care of the reserve,” he said.

“The project is run in conjunction with the pririmary school, Friends of Nyaania Creek Glen Forrest, the Shire, Eastern Metropolitan Region Council’s Bush Skills 4 Youth program and Millennium Kids.

“It delivers some great outcomes for the Super Block including woody weed removal to protect the high quality bushland.”

On Friday, October 28 children heard a talk from Mt Helena environmental biologist and filmmaker, Simon Cherriman, about birds, nest boxes and how the boxes assist fauna to breed.

“Each class then had a chance to visit the Super Block and see him install different sized boxes, designed to provide breeding and roosting sites for a variety of fauna such as black cockatoos, owls and possums,” Cr Lavell said.

“The Shire is very pleased to administer the grant and provide assistance in the form of land management on the block in Glen Forrest.

“The local environment is so important, both for wildlife and human health.

“It is fantastic that the next generation is able to learn first-hand about the importance of local restoration and land management projects.”

 

About Sarah Brookes

Sarah is an award-winning journalist (2016 WA Media Awards - Best Three Suburban Newspaper Stories) who has covered our Mundaring and Kalamunda editions since 2011. She went to Eastern Hills Senior High School before studying chemistry and biology at university. Staring down a microscope two years into her degree she realised a future in science wasn’t for her – journalism was. Sarah lived in Europe before re-settling in Darlington, where her family has lived for three generations, with her two children. She has worked for various government agencies and Media Monitors. Sarah is a media junkie who loves talkback radio and devours the weekend papers.

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