‘Girl Power’ was very much in evidence last week down on the riverbank at Berrima as students from Frensham showed they could do a power of good for the environment.
In their first two days the Frensham students and their teachers planted 1,500 native plants, re-vegetating one-third of a hectare of riverbank. The mix of species they planted was selected for their ability to stabilize the riverbank and provide habitat for native fauna.
On their third day of work, the Frensham girls put their energy into planting a section of Whites Creek adjacent to Cosgrove Park in Moss Vale, where they planted a further 800 native plants.
In what is becoming an annual event, Frensham and Wingecarribee Shire Council have been joining together to undertake re-vegetation activities that are yielding excellent benefits for the environment. Judging by the enthusiasm of the Frensham students this collaboration is likely to continue for years to come.
The site preparation and supply of the plants was organised by Wingecarribee Shire Council with funding from the Environment Levy.
Follow up maintenance will be undertaken by the Shire’s Bushcare Team together with volunteers from the Berrima Bushcare and Moss Vale Landcare groups.