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Clean-up to help our threatened Whibley Wattle

News release
24 February 2020

Be inspired to help the threatened Whibley Wattle this Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday, 1 March by helping to collect rubbish from a population of Whibley Wattle near Tumby Bay. Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula is organising the clean-up event for people wanting to give back to the local environment.

Natural Resources Management Officer Geraldine Turner said it is a great opportunity to participate in an official Clean Up Australia Day event while helping a locally threatened species.

“This site is part of a road reserve with lots of historical rubbish. It will be great to get it cleaned up, but also let everyone know more about our special wattle that only grows here. Ms Turner said.

Since 2017 significant work has taken place to help save Tumby Bay’s threatened wattle the Acacia whibleyana, commonly referred to as Whibley wattle. There has been significant project funding over the years enabling a variety of activities to be undertaken to help save the wattle.

The Whibley wattle is only found in the Tumby Bay region, making it a very important species for the local community to get involved and help protect it.

Come out and participate on Sunday 1 March between 9:30am and 11am for Clean Up Australia Day and you can make a difference at a site near Tumby Bay, where the threatened Whibley Wattle grows.

Participants will be required to register for the event and are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for working outdoors, especially gloves and enclosed shoes. For further information and to register please contact Geraldine Turner on 0407 603 574.

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