New environment grant for Ranges kids


Students at two schools in the Macedon Ranges will have the chance to increase their environment understanding through a new state government initiative.

Both Braemar College and the Macedon Ranges Montessori Pre-school will have projects funded as part of the Victorian Junior Landcare and Biodiversity grants program.

At Braemar, the support will help year 11 and 12 students to conduct hands-on biological research on local waterways.

At the Macedon Ranges Montessori Pre-school the funding will go toward indgienous native gardens, nesting boxes and frog hotels at the school’s campus.

Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas said she was looking forward to seeing the results of the student’s work.

“It’s wonderful to see our local students benefiting from these grants, which not only help foster a love of our incredible natural environment but make a real difference to helping protect local

Habitat,” Ms Thomas said.