Loving the planet for National Landcare Week
Brightwater State School students planting natives near Mooloolah River.
14 September, 2017
To mark National Landcare Week, Pipeline Drillers, construction partner Dormway, and students from Brightwater State School got their hands dirty to re-establish the vegetation alongside the banks of Mooloolah River last week.
Just 200 metres south of the school adjacent the footpath and the river, is where staff and 60 year two, three and four children planted over 100 Australian native seedlings including Hovea and Hakea, to preserve the habitat following recent testing of the Brightwater sewerage system.
Year 2 teacher Ms Joanna Donlan said the planting activity was a wonderful opportunity for the students.
“We loved helping the planet with Pipeline Drillers, and can’t wait to watch the trees mature and thrive,” said Ms Donlan.
As part of Unitywater’s fauna rehabilitation program for the Mountain Creek to Kawana Sewerage Pipeline, these natives will continue to be nourished until they are established.
HSEQ Manager Torben Lehmann said the company has implemented a number of sustainable initiatives for the Unitywater project to protect one of the coast's most significant protected lowland habitats, the pristine Mooloolah River.
"Pipeline Drillers works to preserve the environment for future generations by minimising its footprint, for this project we are recycling the shavings from the polyethylene pipes during the welding process, using existing mulch for erosion control, and reducing the amount of vegetation cleared," Torben said.