Schools go native in a class act for billabong

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PLANTING HOPE: Jarrod Cigana and Rudi Vodusek from Borinya with facilitator Ian Minns and WDSS students James Richards and Aidain Bongers beside the billabong last Friday. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

STUDENTS from Borinya Wangaratta Community Partnership and Wangaratta District Specialist School have joined forces to help regenerate natives on the banks of one of Wangaratta’s most exciting environmental projects.

The students gathered at Mullinmur Billabong, off the Ovens River at Wangaratta, last Friday to plant a native garden as part of Schools Tree Day.

Co-ordinator of the restoration of Mullinmur Billabong and member of Wangaratta Landcare and Sustainability, Ian Minns, was delighted to witness the assembled students fully embracing the hands-on aspect of working in the field.

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