Tree Planting at Mullum Wetlands

Published on 09 September 2022

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Early on Monday 5 September 2022, children from the Mansfield Kindergarten worked together with Council officers to plant 100 trees in the Mullum Wetlands.

Earlier this year, Council received funding from the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to undertake weed removal and tree planting in the area.   

Mayor Cr James Tehan said Council continues to advocate for funding opportunities to assist with the maintenance and improvements of our natural environment. 

“Thank you to the Mansfield Kindergarten children who came out early in the morning to help plant 100 trees,” said Cr Tehan.

“The Mullum Wetlands is an important visual asset fronting the main entrance to town. The Wetlands are heavily utilised by walkers and cyclists as they access the Great Victorian Rail Trail and is also a great space close to town for families to come and enjoy the outdoors.

“Working with the community, particularly with the younger members of our community like the kindergarten children, is critical to the success of environmental works in our towns”.

Mansfield Kindergarten Director, Nicola Beautyman said that each of the 4-year-old groups spend three hours each week at the site as part of the Earth Kinder program with no props except nature.

“The program is designed to broaden the children’s understanding of the world in which they live and assists them to become socially responsible and to respect the environment,” she said.

“The children’s curiosity, co-operation, confidence, commitment and imagination are just some of the skills that are developed through the program at the Wetlands and this exercise assists them to take pride in their Earth Kinder garden”.

The parks and garden’s team will complete the works in the area and maintain the trees that have been planted.

Image: Council’s Supervisor Parks and Gardens, Lauren McGinty, assists the kindergarten children to plant the trees.

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