Encounter Lutheran College prides itself on the diversity of its curriculum and the College is a leader in environmental education. To celebrate National Tree Day, Encounter Lutheran College had students from its Junior School and their respective families planting seedlings.
It is a revegetation initiative that is now well underway at Encounter Lutheran College. “We have just commenced the second phase of a major tree-planting project along the natural creek that runs diagonally through Block 69 at the rear of the College, bordering Adelaide Road and Waterport Road,” College Outdoor Engagement Co-ordinator Leah Reid said.
“Within 12 months we will plant 4,200 trees as part of our commitment to the environment.” Wednesday, August 9, was the major tree planting day with 2,000 trees delivered to be planted.
“We have been fortunate to be able to achieve this initiative thanks to grants from Planet Ark ($3,000) and Fleurieu and Hills Landscape Board ($13,000),“ Leah said.
“We received plants from the Forktree Project at Carrickalinga and three staff have helped with preparing the site and help with the planting.
“Northpoint Fleurieu gave us support by giving us their barbecue trailer for the day.
“This is an integral part of our student’s education and who we are as a school.”
Encounter Lutheran College has also just started a community Facebook group: Friends of Block 69 (www.facebook.com/groups/encounterfriendsoftheblock) for those who are interested in volunteering their time to help maintain the trees and to assist with the revegetation of Block 69.
*Article originally published in the Fleurieu Sun, Thursday 17th August 2023 by Michael Simmons