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Local Scouts turn brown for a green cause

News release
01 October 2014

Local Whyalla Scouts and Joeys turned a muddy brown in an effort to go green recently.

The 2nd Whyalla Scout Troop have spent many days over the last six months weeding, removing litter and maintaining tracks in order to turn the Flinders Lookout into a beautiful environment.
Recently the troop got messy while spending a whole night preparing mud balls full of native seeds in preparation for a big working bee on Flinders Lookout in the holidays.
The balls will hold onto the native seeds until enough rain falls for the seed to germinate.
Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula spokesperson Kate Brocklehurst said all the children will spend a day during the holidays to give ‘Flinders Lookout’ a further makeover by spreading the seeds in the mud balls.
“The troop have recently adopted an area on Flinders Lookout and have put in a lot of effort preparing the area," she said.
"The mud balls are filled with seeds that are indigenous to the local area - nothing else will do - it's going to look fantastic when they have finished.
“All we need then is some rain to transform the balls into plants and become a haven for our local wildlife.
"Everyone had so much fun making the balls, it's very messy so they had a great time while learning about the environment at the same time."
To learn more about our plants and animals visit: landscape.sa.gov.au/eyrepeninsula/plants-and-animals

More information

Di DeLaine

8688111

di.delaine@sa.gov.au