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Source: Wattle Range Council
Students at Newberry Park Primary School will continue to develop a sense of ownership and respect for the flora and fauna in our National Parks thanks to funds provided by a multi‐national renewable energy company.
The school successfully gained funding in Wattle Range Council’s recent round of the Canunda Power Environmental Grant Program for their Canunda National Park Environmental Project. Wind energy company, Canunda Power, sponsors the environmental grant program which is aimed at fostering the development of environmental and healthy lifestyle initiatives within the Wattle Range Council area.
Mayor Peter Gandolfi visited the school last week to present them with a cheque for $1,100 which was accepted by School Principal, Moira Neagle; Eco‐Learning Support Officer, Angela Jones; and student representatives.
He congratulated them on their environmental initiatives and commended their efforts to raise awareness whilst making a difference on a local level.
The students will use the funds to continue their revegetation projects through the propagation of indigenous species for planting in local reserves. Such projects improve habitats and instil in the students lifelong habits of community participation and volunteering.