Hastings Public School Rainforest Project



For the past 25 years students, teachers and parents have been restoring the rainforest vegetation adjacent to their school grounds. Native vegetation surrounds half of the school's boundary, including the wetlands along Yarranabee Creek.

For the past 5 years the 'Environment Friends' have been busy with regular working bees in the rainforest project site. This enthusiastic group of students in Years 3 - 6 are involved with the ongoing rainforest restoration project - including tasks such as weeding, collecting rubbish, mulching, planting trees, and watering. In recent years we have sourced Environment Levy Funding from Port Macquarie-Hastings Council / Hastings Landcare, Community Grants from NRMA and a Tree Levy from the NSW Teachers Federation.

Tree donations have been made by the Australian Plants Society, Port Macquarie Landcare Community Nursery and the local Koala Preservation Society.

Information signs have been donated by the Friends of Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park.

In 2013 This site outside the school grounds became part of the Wrights and Yarranabee Creeks Rehabilitation Project and continues to be maintained by Landcare volunteers.