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Ferny Creek gets new Friends

The head waters of Ferny Creek are a unique place in the Dandenong Ranges landscape. With protected fern species, it is a site worth regenerating.

Ferny Creek students planting

Backing onto Ferny Creek Primary School, the creek forms a natural border to the school that reminds children of their natural environment.

As part of the Friends of Ferny Creek work and the school’s ongoing commitment to Melbourne Water’s Stream Frontage program, the careful removal of weeds and replanting of indigenous plants, steadily progresses.

The EnviroKnight students of Ferny Creek Primary were given an exceptional opportunity to participate in the replanting of the creek recently with the arrival of 200 indigenous plants from Southern Dandenongs Community Nursery.

With volunteer parents from the school and the Friends of Ferny Creek, nearly 20 children completed the task in a mind-blowing two hour session. Ranging from Grade 1 through to Grade 6, the children teamed up to dig holes with tree planters on loan from Parks Victoria, plant the plants and install protective guards around the plants. A mixture of ferns, ground covers and grasses, native to the creek, have been planted.

With most children taking stewardship of a single plant, they will continue to watch and nurture the plants as they grow during their time at Ferny Creek Primary School.

 

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