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Narunnga community leads Tippara Springs planting day

News release
01 May 2015

A successful planting day was held at Tippara Springs on Good Friday in an effort to revegetate delicate coastal sand dunes.

A collaborative effort between Natural Resources Northern and Yorke, the Department of State Development, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Narunnga Community and the Yorke Peninsula Council, saw more than 500 coastal specific plants planted as well as coir logs installed to protect the dune area.

The planting day was an initiative of Narunnga community member Claudia Smith and family, who had noticed the Tippara Springs coastal area was being damaged.

The area is culturally significant to the Narunnga people, and the planting day attracted excellent support from both the Narunnga community and the non-Aboriginal community.

Natural Resources Yorke district community ranger Danielle Calabro says the event was hugely successful both in terms of the environment and the community.

"The planting day brought together Narunnga community members, Natural Resources Northern and Yorke and Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliations staff as well as other community volunteers," she says.

"It was part of a drive to raise awareness of conservation issues facing the area and the work undertaken aims to revegetate the delicate coastal sand dune area, encouraging visitors to use authorised roads and pathways to address erosion problems."

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Communcations and Engagement Coordinator

88413446

lorraine.edmunds@sa.gov.au