Budding young Riverkeepers develop ways to make the Parramatta River swimmable again
In March 2018, our Riverkeeper Jacinta invited students in years 5 and 6 at St Oliver’s Primary School in Harris Park to become Riverkeepers. The students took part in a guided cycling tour of the Parramatta River by one of our Riverkeeper Ambassdors, Charlene Bordley from Addventageous. They then researched and developed their plans on ways to make the Parramatta River swimmable again by 2025, which they presented to the school community and members of the Our Living River team.
The project is a wonderful example of ways in which students can engage with their local waterways and surrounding environment and consider ideas for future sustainability.
A huge thank you goes to the students and staff of St Oliver’s Primary School, especially Anthony Matthews, Charlene Bordley from Addventageous, Lisa Kollaras from City of Parramatta, and Landcare NSW.
Watch a video on the St Oliver’s Riverkeeper project.