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Collapse Issue 485 - 23 Dec 2019Issue 485 - 23 Dec 2019
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Proposal to divert dredging funds
Proposal for nine flats approved without debate
National Park closed due to bushfire danger
High risk fishing locations identified
Crouch appointed Secretary for the Central Coast
Surfer breaks leg at Umina Beach
Yacht runs aground in smoke haze
Conservation group donates trees to Peninsula
Woman's 100th birthday celebration attracts 120
Koala project group has first meeting
Water quality good around the Peninsula, says council
Money for Killcare roadworks
Men's Shed seeks approval for larger workshop
Council defers adoption of consolidated planning
Hall improvements in time for centenary celebrations
Holstein calls for discussion about water restrictions
Acknowledged as a 'hidden treasure'
Aboriginal engagement day at PCYC
Christmas lights competition winners announced
Seaside Cinema at Killcare
Bushfire donations raised at nursing home
New Year's Eve events to support bushfire victims
Christmas lunch for Mary Mac's volunteers
Life saving president speaks to Rotary club
Rotary sells 275 Christmas trees in Woy Woy
Christmas Eve carols
We have painted ourselves into a corner
Corrupt process too often means no community loyalty
Non-compliance is to the benefit of the developer only
Lack of understanding of roundabout problem
Beyond the tipping point
Nurse recognised in State awards
Bowling club raises $4000 for research
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Day trip to Archibald Prize exhibition
Art by the Sea becomes Five Lands Exhibition
Five named in HSC Merits List
Students build bookshelves from flat-packs
Students to restore remnant native bushland
Ethics teachers wanted for Kindergarten
'Better way' for transition to retirement
Staff changes at Woy Woy campus
Ag students visit Forbes
Student given phone for good attendance
Responses to letters to Santa
Students take part in multicultural games
Students visit science circus
College wins zone sports day
Large hampers donated for bushfire relief
Peninsula wins two touch titles
PCYC boxers win their divisions
Local surfers compete at interbranch championships
Jemma Smith competes for State
Boardriders seek children for Grommets program
Killcare surf club members qualify
Smith wins silver in ocean paddling
New coach at soccer club
Ocean Beach compete at surf boat carnival
Southern Spirit lose first innings in round 12
Patron's Graded Pairs
Two are named Bowler of the Year
Five kilometre run on Christmas Day
Umina bowler of the year
Southern Spirit holds pink stumps day
Everglades Men win mid-week triples
Soccer club seeks volunteers

Students to restore remnant native bushland

Umina Beach Public School students will undertake a bush regeneration project in a small area of Umina Coastal Sandplain Woodland adjacent to the school next year.

Deputy principal Mr Chad Tsakissiris said: "This small reserve is an important pocket of remnant native bushland and contains many species endemic to the area.

"Presently the bush is filled with rubbish and weeds."

He said students would work with the Umina Landcare group on weed removal and maintenance.

"Our students will learn about our unique local ecology and how we can preserve and protect it.

"It will give them responsibility of a local place, build community pride and develop respect and protection of their own community," Mr Tsakissiris said.

"We will be working with Central Coast Council and our local groups to remove rubbish, weeds and plant local species."

The projects was initiated by the school's Environment Committee, which is made up of Year 6 students under the guidance of two teachers, Ms Sarah Fletcher and Ms Jessica Walters.

"The committee is a volunteer group of about 12 pupils and we are looking to grow that number," Mr Tsakissiris said.

"They work within the school on environmental initiatives such as reminding teachers to turn off air conditioning when not in classrooms, collection of paper and cardboard for recycling and planting the vegetable garden," he said.

"Other pupils respond very well and have developed the habit of using the paper recycling bins in the classrooms and, overall, there is a greater environmental awareness."

The bush regeneration project has received a grant under the Woolworths Junior Landcare program.

The Woolworths Junior Landcare Grants program offers grants of up to $1000 to help fund hands-on projects focusing on sustainable food production, improving waste management practices and enhancing native habitats.

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