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Wilsons Creek Public School scoops NSW Landcare award

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Wilsons Creek Public School was honoured with the Woolworths Junior Landcare Award on June 3 at the NSW Landcare Awards.

Landcare organisers said in a media release the awards were for ‘the improved habitat quality of Wilsons Creek, the reduced impacts of feral species, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and enhanced sustainability’.

There are 20–25 students at the small hinterland school, which has a teaching principal, two part-time teachers, an administrative manager, and a part-time general assistant. It also has an active Parents and Citizens Association.

Landcare Australia CEO, Dr Shane Norrish, said, ‘The NSW Landcare Award finalists have shown an exceptional level of commitment to landcare activities by restoring and protecting the natural environment where they live and work’.

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‘Their achievements benefit not only our land and water assets, but are helping to create partnerships and build community resilience across Australia’.


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