Students from seven Esperance schools have provided a massive boost to the local environment after planting almost 7000 native trees, shrubs, grasses and seedlings this year.
The students have taken part in planting days organised by the South Coast Natural Resource Management group at various locations.
Last week a group of Year 3 and 4 Esperance Primary School students braved freezing cold winds to plant a swathe of vegetation on a hill overlooking Salmon Beach.
“Other areas that have been revegetated are the coastal walk trail from Dempster Head towards Twilight Beach, the Esperance Anglican Community School grounds, Sims Street Bridge and the QR National redevelopment site,” South Coast NRM community implementation officer Kathy Ashby said.
Students from the Esperance, Castletown and Nulsen primary schools, Our Lady Star of the Sea Primary School, the Esperance Christian Primary School, the Esperance Senior High School and the Esperance Anglican Community School have taken part in the program.
“Other community groups to be involved have been the Twilight Beach Road residents who have been revegetating their coastal strip and the Sharks hockey team as a fundraiser,” Ms Ashby said.