Project Description

This project was a partnership between seven government and non-government organisations promoting environmental awareness, and restoration in six schools (primary and secondary) with riparian areas on the Wilsons River in Lismore. Two programs run per school over three years, where staff and student groups participated in environmental activities on school grounds. Activities included: walks and talks on ecology, bush regeneration and restoration, koala and frog ecology, catchment health and wildlife awareness. Central to the programs were on-ground works to restore a degraded riparian area which each school can utilise and maintain as an outdoor classroom and ecological restoration demonstration site. The project was conducted in the Wilsons River tidal pool (a key water supply), improving water quality and catchment health.

This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.