Students Bobby Sanders and Phoenix Wright have been working a day a week alongside Parklands Rangers as part of their school structured learning program.
In helping deliver Parklands projects, they have experienced the range of tasks a Ranger undertakes, and explored some spectacular sites across the region.
Not only have they learned a range of skills, their daily assistance has been invaluable. Yesterday on the steep slopes of Lake Hume, Bobby and Phoenix ‘made the impossible possible’ by pitching in to move our auger from place to place to dig strainer post holes.
The hydraulic auger, which was kindly funded by the Rotary Club of Albury Foundation, was wheeled around the Lake Hume slopes, digging 8 holes into and through rock in just two hours. It took all three people on the job to manoeuvre the auger along the cattle tracks around the steep hill. At last, the final strainer post holes have been dug, ready for concreting!
Without the help of Bobby and Phoenix, a Parklands Ranger would have been crow-barring these holes for three long days.
Parklands staff are grateful for the opportunity to work with young people from Wodonga’s Indie School and listen to their stories. Students have turned their hand to whatever task is at hand with enthusiasm and effort, and together we have achieved much! Their work will leave a lasting legacy in the bush parks of the region – something for them to be proud of in future.
The Lake Hume Foreshore project is supported by Parklands Albury Wodonga, through funding from the Australian Government’s Murray–Darling Healthy Rivers Program.