Term 4 - Upcoming Events

18 -24 October National Water Week

22-28 October National Enviro Week

22 October Terrarium Workshop

8-14 November National Recycling Week

10 November National Ride 2 Work Day

21 November World Fisheries Day

Carey Embankment Revegetation Project

In recent weeks, Graeme Stockturn (Westcoast Indigenous Nursery) and his team have made great headway with our Carey Oval Revegetation Project, implementing 170 new trees around Carey Oval predominantly on the North and West embankments. Some “back planting” has also occurred on the East embankment in addition to the maintenance of invasive species including Fennel and Genista.

Indigenous species planted in recent weeks have incorporated the following; Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon), Drooping Sheoak (Allocasuarina verticillata), Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha), Hedge Wattle (Acacia paradoxa), Hickory Wattle (Acacia implexa), Hopbush (Dodonea viscosa), Kangaroo Apple (Solanum laciniatum), Silver Banksia (Banksia marginata), Tree Violet (Melicytus dentata), and Yellow Gum (Eucalyptus leucoxylon ssp. Connata). To complete Stage five of the project, invasive species removal will continue throughout Term 4 and a further 50 Hopbush shrubs and smaller flowering shrubs will be planted across various embankments.

Community Notices

Detox Your Home

If you have been conducting the annual “spring clean” and are not sure how to recycle chemicals correctly, you may be interested in the next “Detox your Home” event on the Surf Coast, scheduled for 30 October.

For more information and to register, visit the following website;

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/detox-your-home-surf-coast-registration-165857073973?aff=erelexpmlt

Calling for Plastic Bread Clips and Bottle Tops

If you have been collecting plastic bottle tops (numbers 2 & 4) in support of the VCAL student's recycling endeavours and bread tags to support the "Bread Tags for Wheelchairs" project, WASHED ITEMS ONLY may now be delivered to the Reception of either campus. Please note that donated items are stored untouched for a period of time before undergoing a secondary wash cycle, before being utilised by students for recycling purposes.