Conservation Volunteers Australia & Boral
Boral’s support of Conservation Volunteers Australia has been further strengthened in the past six months with growing efforts from our employees who donated their time to help communities in the areas where we operate.
Boral has worked in conjunction with Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA), a not-for-profit, community-based organisation, at various sites across the country since 1988.
In addition to caring for bushland, Boral has been active in supporting more than 200 school projects such as building frog ponds, kitchen gardens, indigenous food and sensory gardens, restoring wetland habitat areas and outdoor learning spaces over the past six years.
Efforts such as these saw Boral’s assistance and that of our employees contribute to projects in the past six months such as
- Removing non-native plants in bushland at Thornton Public School in the Hunter Region of NSW,
- Removing weeds and improving gardens at Johns River Public School on the NSW mid-coast,
- Planting native trees and shrubs and cleaning up debris along the Tweed River’s damaged banks as part of flood recovery work in NSW,
- Re-establishing garden beds and weeding at Crabbes Creek Public School on the north coast of NSW,
- Litter collection and weed removal along the Waurn Ponds Creek with students from Oberon Secondary College and weeding and mulching a vegetable garden and native garden beds at Mandama Primary School in Geelong, Victoria,
- Providing rocks to build a dry wall and helping develop a remnant bush garden into an indigenous garden at Pembroke Primary School in the Melbourne’s outer-eastern suburb of Mooroolbark, and
- Providing help to build an indigenous plant garden along a Rainbow Serpent path at Redlynch State College in Cairns, Queensland.
Boral’s Group Health, Safety and Environment Director, Michael Wilson, said the company was proud to be working together with CVA to a make a valued contribution to environmental conservation and education through schools and communities around Australia.
“We are delighted to have just celebrated 30 years of partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia, our longest-standing community partner, which reflects our long term commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate through conservation projects”, Mr Wilson said.
CVA chief executive officer Phil Harrison said the program provided a creative, fun and engaging way for students and community groups to learn about their local environment.
“With the support of Boral these conservation projects become a reality leaving a lasting legacy for everyone to enjoy.” Mr Harrison said.