Students help protect region’s coast

CLEANUP CREW: Students Analeigh and Kadie take time to remove plastic from the beaches.

A GROUP of Mount Gambier primary school students have helped clear a ute-load of rubbish from the Nene Valley coastline.

Students from Mulga Street Primary School worked with Limestone Coast Landscape Board education coordinators Vanessa Freebairn and Damien Bickley last week to clear the coast of waste while learning about the importance of coastal habitats.

Students undertook professional development training, facilitated by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board, earlier in the year in relation to micro plastics and their effects on the landscape.

Having finished their educational theory, students participated in a beach clean-up ensuring macro and micro plastics were removed from the beach to reduce impact on shorebirds and their young.

Mulga Street Primary School has been committed to maintaining the Nene Valley coastline and has visited the area bi-annually for the past decade.

Contact the Limestone Coast Landscape Board on (08) 8735 1204 for more information on field trip sessions with the board’s Education Team.