Busy-bee volunteers in Mount Gambier

The Mt Gambier volunteer crew have been busy recently with a number of activities. A team of eager volunteers joined me for a working bee at Mount Burr Swamp to remove tree guards and do a little hand weeding at the Creations Stories walk area which has been planted over the last couple of years.

Volunteers also helped out with planting around the southern side of the Blue Lake/Warwar. With the sun shining and a great group of people, the 750 seedlings were in the ground in no time.

The Nursery volunteers have also been hard at work preparing and sowing seed to grow for next years’ plantings, including roasting these banksia seed pods.

Below are some volunteering dates over the next month if you’d like to join us.

Hutt Bay tea tree planting

Friday 26th August

Meet at the Mt Gambier Office at 9am

BYO lunch, rubber boots and wet weather clothing

Hutt Bay Water Bugs

Tuesday 20th September

Meet at the Mt Gambier Office at 9am

BYO lunch, rubber boots and wet weather clothing

Frog, small mammal, reptile and invertebrate surveys at Mount Burr Swamp and Hutt Bay – Dates TBC
For all of these events please register your interest here or call me on 0438 671 356.

Mt Gambier Community Nursery

Monday, Tuesday & Friday’s.

Volunteers are welcome any of these days.

Contact Community Nursery Coordinator, Angela via email.

Volunteer work at Mount Burr Swamp and Hutt Bay is part of the Recharge Farms project, supported by the Limestone Coast Landscape Board, through funding from the South Australian Government’s Landscape Priorities Fund and the Australian Government’s National Water Grid Connections Funding Pathway.

Jess Bourchier


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