stream healthOur school is near Stokes Valley Stream.  For the past three years we have been working to make it healthier.

To make our stream healthy we need to make shade.  We are doing this by planting trees.  When the trees grow, they will shade the water.  This will make the water cold.  Cold water is better for the animals that live in the stream.

We have been testing the temperature and clarity of the water.  Our last measurements were 80cm for water clarity.

Clean water is better because its like a class, if you are in the classroom for a whole year without cleaning it, then it is dirty and we wont be able to learn very well, but if we clean it, it will be better to be in, so clean water is best for the fish, without plastic and rubbish in the drains and water.