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Participating in tree planting and nature care
This year, National Tree Day will be held on Sunday the 30th of July 2017. It provides the community with an opportunity to participate in tree planting and nature care activities across Australia. In Adelaide, there are numerous events taking place on that day. You can get involved with your local council or environmental group.
Friends of Sturt River Landcare Group will be planting 10,000 seedlings on the hill at the Oaklands Wetland and Reserve in Oaklands Park. The aim is to create a biodiversity corridor between the river and the wetland. Come dressed in a light rain jacket, hat, sunglasses and sturdy shoes (gloves will be provided), and meet at the registration desk in the reserve carpark. To celebrate the day, a sausage sizzle and refreshments will be available at lunchtime. Do check out its Facebook page for latest updates.
Friends of Dry Creek Trail will be restoring the natural biodiversity of the Dry Creek in Valley View with the hope of bringing back the flowers and the birds. Gloves, equipment for planting and watering buckets will be provided, as well as drinking water, snacks, refreshments and a bbq. You will need to wear covered shoes.
City of Tea Tree Gully will be celebrating the day with tree planting and a bbq lunch in the reserve at the corner of North East and McIntyre Roads in Modbury. Do bring your own tools and gloves.
Campbelltown City Council will be planting some understorey at The Dress Circle in Athelstone as part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the River Torrens linear park. Come dressed in warm clothes, rain gear and hat, and bring along your clearly-labelled gloves and tools. Refreshments and a bbq will be provided.
Conservation Volunteers Australia will be restoring Parafield Airport's array of vernal pools at the corner of Elder Smith and Main North Roads in Mawson Lakes. You will need to wear long trousers and closed-in shoes. Gloves, tools and watering cans will be provided, as well as drinking water and a bbq. More information on its website.
City of Holdfast Bay will be planting 1000 indigenous dune plants in the Seacliff Dunes. You will need to wear closed footwear. Gloves, equipment for planting, watering buckets and a bbq lunch will be provided, however do bring your own drinking water.
City of Onkaparinga will be restoring the native vegetation of Sauerbier Creek in Aberfoyle Park. Rubber boots are handy for planting along the edge of the creek. Gloves and tools will be provided, as well as drinking water, snacks and refreshments. More information on its website.
City of Port Adelaide Enfield will be planting more local species at the Whitehollow Reserve in Taperoo to improve its biodiversity. Gloves and equipment for planting will be provided, as well as drinking water, snacks and refreshments.