RE: Combine The Kids And Rockley Mount Koala Project, letter, July 11.
Skillset Land Works are proud to be involved in the Rockley Mount Koala Corridors project in collaboration with The Environmental Factor and Rockley Mount landholders, where we were fortunate to be awarded a $100,000 grant from the NSW Environmental Trust.
We wholeheartedly agree primary school students should be closely involved in this project, and when we set out to apply for the grant, consulting with local primary schools and gaining support for their involvement was one of the key components of our grant submission.
IN OTHER NEWS:
We received letters of support from Rockley Public School, Perthville Public School, Cathedral Catholic Primary School, St Philomena's School and Kelso Public School and we aim to invite all local primary schools in the Bathurst area to participate.
We will be organising planting workshops where students will gain the opportunity to learn about threatened species, plant types, local koala populations as well as planting techniques and the importance of environmental projects.
Involving schools is even more important as we learn koalas are on track to become extinct in the wild in NSW well before 2050 without urgent intervention to stop the destruction of their habitat.
Land Works was established to offer professional natural environment maintenance and project management services to a wide range of clients across Western NSW, while working with young people to gain training, experience and skills that create impactful and long-term benefits for our regional communities.