Students from St Mary's Primary School in Colac have helped us plant more than 500 indigenous trees on the Lake Colac foreshore as part of World Environment Day celebrations.
The grade 3–4 students joined youth and environment ambassadors Joel Corey and Kelly Cartwright, along with staff from Barwon Water and Colac Otway Shire to revegetate an area between the rowing and yacht clubs.
The trees were provided by Barwon Water's community nursery. The nursery, located in South Geelong, has cultivated more than a million native trees, shrubs and grasses for landscaping , revegetation, and restoration projects over 20 years of operation.
World Environment Day is held annually on 5 June. This year's theme is "Forests: nature at your service".