Fun, Learning and Conversations in March with Up2Us

Schools Day
Eighty Mansfield Primary School students engaged in leadership skills together with learning about the unique animals in our waterways on a beautiful sunny day at Mirimbah in March. The grade 6’s were paired with a grade 2 student in a ‘buddy’ program in which stay the same over a 3year period. Murray the Fish was discovered and his journey was followed through the river systems, invertebrates were collected and much fun and laughter to be had over the day. See photos attached.

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Erosion Control Day
In March on a windy and stormy day, a group of ten farmers braved the conditions to learn about methods of tackling erosive soils during a field day at Bonnie Doon. The guru of erosion, Kerri Goshnick from DEPI, was the guest speaker for the day. He spoke to the audience about the importance of covering soils with vegetation for prevention purposes, methods of managing erosion on hill country and the importance of developing long term farm plans for continued maintenance. See photos attached.

Dam placement

Discussing erosion

KG up close and personal

Carp Fish Out
After a stormy morning, Lake Nillahcootie saw 25 people prepare their rods and reels in order to fish out as many Carp as possible. We heard about the invasion of Carp within our waterways from Fishcare expert Dave Cleeland. We learnt about the most appropriate set up of a rod and reel and the bait needed in order to draw out the Carp from Rick (fishing guru from Outdoor Pleasure). With the information in our minds and enthusiasm in our midst we sent our bait flying into the lake with the hope that we would be the first to pull out and land a Carp. After an hour, our hopes dwindled but tea was served which filled our bellies and gave closure to an unsuccessful but thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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