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Local high school given environment award

By David Bell

Owners of real estate in North Rockhampton can be proud of their local high school, after it was awarded for protecting the local environment.

North Rockhampton State High School won $1,000 from the Great Barrier Marine Park Authority (GBMPA) as part of the Reef Guardian Schools Awards for its environmental work with the reef and in the community.

The high school was involved in regularly cleaning up the Moore's Creek area and being involved in monitoring its ecosystem health, said GBMPA stakeholder engagement and stewardship director Karen Vohland.

She explained: "The project fostered close partnerships with the Fitzroy River Coastal Catchment and the Central Queensland Local Government Association, which has helped the students to understand how the creek would have degenerated without their involvement.

"The Moore's Creek project is a fantastic example of the great work communities can do to help the local environment and promote real change."

The school fully supported the scheme, which involved students and some teachers spending whole days at the creek for the purposes of gathering information on the health of the local environment.

One of the teachers at the school, Warwick Atkinson, said that this award is in recognition of all the great work that staff and students put in.

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