Environmental Education Program
An important part of the wetland development was the ongoing involvement of local schools and the community. For this reason, funding was provided for the appointment of an Environmental Project Officer, to establish the wetland education program and ecological monitoring program.
Up to eighteen schools from throughout the district have been involved in the Environmental Education Program. Planned activities include extensive plantings in the Laratinga site and Council provides school tours monitoring the health of the wetland.
As the wetland is established with plants within the basins, extensive monitoring of the ecological changes within the wetland will commence.