Seats Still Available! – NGT’s 10th Anniversary Tour of the Fleurieu Peninsula (SA): Saturday 8th October 2022

As part of our ongoing 10th Anniversary Celebrations, Nature Glenelg Trust is inviting friends and supporters to join us for a fascinating bus tour of the Fleurieu Peninsula. During this bus tour we will drop by a number of sites where the NGT team has been working with partners to restore wetland habitat, monitor key species or breed threatened species for translocation back into the wild. This includes:

– the Washpool at Sellicks Beach, one of the only intact coastal lagoons remaining in the Adelaide region and where we have been developing eco-hydrological restoration plans in collaboration with the Kaurna traditional custodians and local community members. Kaurna custodian Allan Sumner will welcome us to this significant place.

– Yundi Nature Conservancy, an example of a critically endangered Fleurieu Peninsula Swamp where we have been assisting a private landholder with wetland restoration planning and works and will also hear from Ngarrindjeri custodian Mark Koolmatrie;

– a Ngarrindjeri midden site on Sir Richard Peninsula, Goolwa, where traditional custodian Kyla McHughes will speak and we will explain our Goolwa Cockle monitoring program;

– visiting our breeding facility for the nationally vulnerable Southern Bell Frog at Clayton.

Your tour guides will be NGT Managing Director and Founder Mark Bachmann, Senior Wetland Ecologist Ben Taylor, Ecological Programs Manager Melissa Herpich and Wetland Ecologist Tessa Roberts. Along the way, we will also meet some of NGT’s fantastic Aquasave (specialist aquatic ecology) team: Sylvia Zukowski (Senior Aquatic Ecologist), Rupert Mathwin (Amphibian Ecologist) and Regina Durbridge (Southern Bell Frog Facility Coordinator), as well as several of our project partners.

The day begins at 7.15 am when we will board the tour bus at Frederick St, Unley, at the northern end of Unley Oval (departing by 7.30 sharp). We return to Frederick St by 5.00 pm. The tour is fully catered and includes morning tea at Yundi and lunch at Goolwa barrage.

To help partially cover our costs for the day, tickets are priced at $50. You can book your seats on the bus be clicking here or on the booking button below. There are still a few seats left so:

We hope to see you there for a great day out!

Ben Taylor


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