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AMES students help restore wetlands

8 May 20150 comments
​An AMES student replanting at Altona Coatal Park.

​An AMES student replanting at Altona Coatal Park.

Footscray AMES students have participated in a replanting project at Altona Coastal Park as part of the Industry Orientation Programme.

Students joined Suzette and her team from Hobsons Bay on April 1 to plant sedge grass as part of a project to develop chunks of wetlands as a bird sanctuary at the old Altona Racecourse.

AMES Footscray teacher Rosie Portelli said the students had a great time and found the experience so rewarding they are keen to follow through in a volunteer capacity on the weekends.

“AMES enjoys the opportunity to work in partnership with local organisations to provide students with a chance to give back to the community and gain valuable experience, a taste of Aussie culture and a peek at possible employment pathways,” Rosie said.

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