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Monthly Meetings  2019

Tuesday 5 March at 7:30 pm 

Committee Meeting

Please contact Helen on 8556 3166 for more information.

 

Thursday 14 February at 7:30 pm   

General Meeting

Aldinga Library

 

Phytophthora trials on Kangaroo Island

Lara Tilbrook will be our first speaker for the year.

Lara is a member of the West Kangaroo Island Landcare Group which received Caring for Country grants several years ago to carry out treatment trials on this destructive fungus.  Lara will tell us about her research experiences and results.

 

 

All welcome!

 

Working Bees

Working bees are being held on Tuesday mornings at 9.30am.

 

Please contact John on 0488 552 797 if you would like more information.

Activities

Since1987,the Friends have been actively involved in planting trees. Seed collected from the Scrub is propagated by Friends and local school children.

By removing invasive weeds such as veldt grass, bridal creeper, olives, rhamnus and bone seed to name just a few, Friends aim to encourage natural regeneration of indigenous vegetation.

The Friends support the reinstatement of the Washpool—a seasonal lagoon situated on the southern boundary of the Park. Diversion of storm water to the former wetland will help to restore the level of groundwater vital to the survival of the bush.

Like all voluntary conservationists, our group combines the expertise of its various members in order to promote the long term health of the naturally occurring flora and fauna of the locality.

The Friends of Aldinga Scrub are registered with the Southern Volunteering (SA) as an approved organisation in respect of Centrelink's voluntary work provisions.
   

Totally Wild

On 6 December 2017, Friends of Aldinga Scrub and our Rangers featured on Channel 10's 'Totally Wild' environmental program for children. Click on the image above to view the segment and find out more about our activities in Aldinga Scrub.

 

Activities of our group include:
            Monthly meetings
            Working bees
            Seed collection and propagation
            Tree planting and maintenance
            Suppression of weeds
            Educational programs for schools
            Visits to other Parks
            Monitoring the impact of development adjacent to the Scrub


Some achievements to date:
            Paths defined for public access to prevent erosion of delicate sandy terrain
            The reappearance of several indigenous plant species
            Successful revegetation of a number of sites
            A significant reduction in the number of woody weeds and bridal creeper infestations
            Grants have been secured for schemes to rehabilitate coastal dunes and cliffs
            Establishment of a wetland site on Acacia Terrace
            Opening of the Coral Lichen self guided walking trail