Cadets’ hard work reaping green rewards

Carol Gould, Kayal Simon, Justin Storen, bushranger instructors Paula Wearing and Carlo Passera , Jesse Cova and bushranger instructor Janine Raszkawjski.
Carol Gould, Kayal Simon, Justin Storen, bushranger instructors Paula Wearing and Carlo Passera , Jesse Cova and bushranger instructor Janine Raszkawjski.

Under the guidance of Department of Parks and Wildlife staff, the senior high school bushranger cadets planted species that provided food and nesting for the endangered Carnaby’s black cockatoo.

The replanting area was formerly a dumping area for building rubble.

Education Support manager Carol Gould said the conservation project encouraged students to develop leadership and teamwork skills.

‘The program gives the cadets the opportunity to have a role in the conservation of the natural environment by participating in practical conservation projects,’ she said.

‘It also provides career pathways for traineeships and employment.’