Schools making a splash for National Water Week
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With National Water Week coming up from 19-25 October, we’re making a splash by announcing that for the second year in a row, Bushmans Tanks has funded 15 regional primary and high schools to undertake environmental projects with a focus on water conservation.

Recipients of the 2020 Bushmans Junior Landcare Grants are located in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland and their projects fit well with Reimagining our Water Future, the theme for this year’s National Water Week.

The range of projects includes creating bush tucker, native, sensory and vegetable gardens, worm farms, composting and frog ponds.

Questions being asked as part of National Water Week include: How can we rethink our current water practices to help conserve valuable water resources? What can we do as individuals and as communities to inspire a more sustainable water future?

The successful grant recipients are undertaking a range of projects that address these questions with the schools employing creative water conservation tactics like drip irrigation, mulching, improving soil quality, using drought tolerate plants, rainwater tanks, solar water pumps, greenhouses and more.

The schools will complete their projects in April 2021 and the Junior Landcare Team looks forward to sharing the outcomes. Click to see a list of all 2020 Bushmans Junior Landcare Grant recipients.