Local schools receive boost for environmental projects

Published: 23/07/2014

Two local Reef Guardian Schools received a boost for their environmental projects, thanks to support from the Bowen-Burdekin Local Marine Advisory Committee.

The committee — made up of community members who provide advice to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority — presented Airville State and Gumlu State Schools with vouchers to purchase materials from local businesses to assist with environmental projects.

The schools projects aim to encourage environmental stewardship and understanding of how activities on land can affect the Great Barrier Reef.

Airville State School will expand their native garden and purchase more native plants, raised garden beds, mulch, seedlings and seats so students can use the area as an outdoor classroom.

Gumlu State School will create outdoor learning areas by purchasing native plants, raised garden beds, mulch and seedlings that students will help to plant over the coming months.

Gumlu State School also plans to purchase art equipment to make a reef-themed path through their garden area to remind students every day of the connections from the land to sea.

The Bowen-Burdekin Local Marine Advisory Committee covers the coastal and inland area extending from Haughton River in the north to Yeates Creek in the south and includes Giru, Ayr and Bowen communities.

Name: GBRMPA Media
Contact: (07) 4750 0846