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Restoring Unique Habitats: Patawalonga Creek

  • Location: Torrensville SA
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Environment & Conservation
  • Time Required

    Mondays, 8am - 4pm

  • Suitable for
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Families with Children
    • People Learning English
    • Travelling Volunteers
    • Work Experience
    • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
  • Type of work
    • Garden Maintenance
    • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Training

    provided on site

  • Requirements

    Please Note: As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance)

This part of the Patawalonga Creek runs through the grounds of Adelaide Airport and with their support Conservation Volunteers and Friends of Patawalonga Creek have been restoring the creek through seed collecting, native vegetation planting, weed control and surveys. This last little stretch of creek is an important refuge for aquatic life including tortoises, frogs and waterbirds. Its’ Melaleuca trees are state heritage listed and there is also little blue bush that you won’t find in many places.

We are caring for our new revegetation by taking out invasive, spreading and competing weeds at the site. Winter activities include maintenance of the existing remnant native vegetation and revegetation sites: removing invasive weeds, checking tree-guards and removing them where no longer required. Enjoy a trip to the beach for your lunch break, and learn about the site from our experienced CVA team leader.

The site has had fantastic changes over the years thanks to volunteers and it still needs your help to hold back the pressures of surrounding urbanisation.

Come and join our team of volunteers. It's a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and contribute to improving our environment.

PLEASE NOTE: It is also possible to meet on-site if that is easier for you, but please contact the office so we can confirm the exact meeting location and time.