Head to Tippara Springs for a good-for-the-environment Friday
23 March 2015
If you are looking for things to do, or plan to visit Yorke Peninsula this Easter, why not consider doing something for the local environment by taking part in a coastal revegetation planting day?
Natural Resources Northern and Yorke community ranger Danielle Calabro is looking for volunteers to help with the Tippara Springs Coastal Restoration project at Tippara Rocks on Good Friday.
"With the beautiful backdrop of Tippara Rocks, on the coastline north of Balgowan, it’s a great way to spend a few hours this Easter, while doing something valuable for the environment," Ms Calabro said.
"Our coastal habitat is extremely fragile and sensitive to disturbance."
"Once they’ve been damaged, beach sand dune systems are vulnerable to erosion and weed infestations, and our plan is to use revegetation works and biodegradable coir log installation to prevent further disturbance to the dune system and its vegetation."
Revegetation works will take place at disturbed areas on the back of the dunes and along track scars made when vehicles cross the dunes to get to the beach.
"The plantings will stabilise the dunes and encourage visitors to stick to the main track when exploring the area."
"We appreciate the contribution of our volunteers and it sends a clear message to visitors of Cape Elizabeth and Tippara Springs that we care for and protect our coastline."
"It is a natural resource that is here for everyone to use and enjoy."
Local residents and visitors are invited to come to the working bee from 10am on Friday 3 April.
The day will end with a sausage sizzle.
For more details please contact Danielle Calabro on 0427 427 370 or the Natural Resources Centre Clare on 8841 3444.
Communications and Engagements Coordinator