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More than 1300 trees have been planted by school children as part of a collaboration between the Brunswick Valley Landcare group and North Byron Parklands.

Byron Shire’s Landcare Support Officer Alison Ratcliffe said 272 children from three different primary schools took part in the planting effort.

‘It’s great to form a partnership with North Byron Parklands and to get school kids out and about experiencing hands on environmental work,’ Ms Ratcliffe said.

She said the children also went for a walk to look at some of the 22,000 trees that have been planted on the site over the past 10 years, and also enjoyed a ride on the tractor trailer.

Ocean Shores School stage 3 students also had a visit from the Totally Wild TV crew and ranger Stacey who filmed a story that will air at the end of July.

Ms Ratcliffe gave a ‘big thank you to the team at North Byron Parklands who funded the excursions so that we could offer them to the schools for free.’

Schools taking part included the Ocean Shores Public School, The Pocket Public School and Crabbes Creek Public School.


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