The Eaglehawk Waterhole planting festival is almost here: Thu 16th – Sat 18th June

Just in case you haven’t heard of it yet, Eaglehawk Waterhole is 1700 acre private nature reserve owned and managed by NGT in the Upper South East of SA, near Frances. The property was purchased by NGT in late 2013 thanks to the generous support of the Native Vegetation Council and Nature Foundation SA.

One of the seasonal wetlands surrounded by woodland at Eaglehawk Waterhole

One of the seasonal wetlands surrounded by woodland at Eaglehawk Waterhole. Photograph by Mark Bachmann

The former grazing property is being restored over the years ahead for native wildlife, and we could use your help with this exciting process.

In fact, if you are interested in being involved, we’ll be out there over the week ahead from Thursday the 16th to Saturday the 18th of June, and we’d love to see you there.

Even if only for half a day, this is your chance to get a sense of what ‘whole-of-property’ scale restoration looks and feels like – first hand. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed by the place, nor the company – you might even catch a glimpse of the nationally endangered SE Red-tailed Black-cockatoo!

For more details, or to book your place, please contact Rose on 0437 597 685 or email: , or call Jess in the NGT office on 08 8797 8596.

This latest effort will complement significant revegetation work already underway on the property via Landscape Links – a project being led by Cassie Hlava from Natural Resources SE, who is working with private landholders to restore woodland habitats in the surrounding Bangham district.

This winter will be the first of two big planting seasons at Eaglehawk as part of our 20 Million Trees project (funded by the Australian Government), for which NGT has been supported to plant 15,000 seedlings over 3 years.