Keeping Collinsvale clean

7 June 2023|Community News| Off Comments off on Keeping Collinsvale clean|

Members of local landcare group Friends of Collinsvale are making a difference for the environment in their town, and are now collaborating with the local primary school on two new community projects.

Friends of Collinsvale was started by passionate locals in 2019, with a focus on education and promoting awareness of environmental issues in Collinsvale and surrounding areas.

Based in Collinsvale Recreational Reserve, the group routinely carries out targeted weed control, primarily targeting Spanish heath. The group also advocates for wildlife protection, pest control and litter removal, and will this year be extending an unofficial track around the reserve.

Now the group is collaborating with Collinsvale Primary School on two new community projects including “Planting seeds for the future”. This will see the school establish a small nursery, giving the students the chance to learn as they collect, plant, propagate and sell local native plants from the reserve.

The second initiative, ‘Collinsvale Hall Reserve- Biodiversity Assessment and Wildlife Monitoring’, sees students investigate important natural environment questions like “how do we find out what lives here?”.

“Friends of Collinsvale and other such volunteer groups in our municipality play an incredibly important role not just in lending a hand to enhance and maintain our City’s natural values, but also in encouraging and educating others as to the importance of being aware and involved in the maintenance of our local environment,” Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said.

If you would like to be involved in any of the group’s activities or have ideas for the future of Collinsvale Recreational Reserve, contact the Council.

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