Calling all environmentalists!

01 Jun 2018

Help is needed for the Environmental Committee’s annual major planting project – this time to recover some of the Red Zone near the Avon River where New Brighton Rd meets the Horseshoe Lake Walk, bounded by Goodman St and Locksley Ave.

In a 2-hr span from 10am on Sunday 10 June, strong arms are needed to plant 1200 native plants, and while the committee of around 10 members and staff member David Newton will be on hand, all other support would be appreciated.

“Parents will be very welcome to join us to work alongside the College students,” says

Cameron Jones, Environment Prefect.

“It’s going to depend on numbers, but we’re hoping that we can get the job completed in a couple of hours. If parents and friends can bring extra spades and shovels for themselves and others, that would be fantastic. We do have some equipment but not enough for the numbers we are hoping will attend.”

The task involves digging a hole, adding fertilizer, placing the plant, tamping it down and watering it.

“This is an initiative which was started last year and we’re hoping it will continue to be an annual event. The Environment Committee wants to give back to the community and to protect the environment. We already have several initiatives underway at school, including trying to get paper recycling in all classes. A carbon initiative group has also been activated.”

The Environmental Committee will meet on 14 June, and thereafter on a monthly basis.

To help with preparations for Sunday, 10 June, the committee asks that people confirm their attendance by Thursday 7 June.

CLICK HERE to confirm your attendance.