Bulletin 169: Community Nurseries Working Together

Bulletin 169

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The Lakes Hub Community Nurseries Network is well underway with plant propagation for the 2014 Coorong Lower Lakes and Murray Mouth Community Revegetation Project. 275,000 plants will be grown by the group for 53 sites around lakes Alexandrina and Albert, and the tributaries Finniss River, Currency Creek and Tookayerta Creek. This includes 32 sites at Hindmarsh Island, 10 sites east of Wellington around Lake Albert, and 11 sites west of Wellington, including the tributaries sites for the 2014 planting season.

Members of the Network include Clayton, Finniss, Hindmarsh Island, Meningie, Milang, Ngarrindjeri Ruwe and Ngopomuldi nursery at Raukkan. The group meet monthly and are supported by Community Nurseries Network Coordinator Jill Taylor , as well as local advice and support from Creation Care Nurseryman Greg Dalton. The group readily exchange information and provide support to each other, and are continually extending themselves with an increasing array of species propagated. 30 species were propagated for the 2010 planting, 90 species in 2011, 124 species in 2012 and 180 species in 2013.

To date the group have propagated 889,00 plants since 2010, and will be aiming for over 1,150,000 plants by the end of the 2014 season. This will total 97 sites around the lakes, with community groups undertaking planting each year in the Community Revegetation Program managed by Goolwa to Wellington LAP.

To find out more call into the Lakes Hub

Also this week:

  • Community Nurseries Working Together
  • Local Nature Spot – The Mallee Fowl
  • CAP Communique
  • 2012-13 Key Ecological and Acid Sulfate Soils Monitoring Findings
  • The History Spot – The Boy on the Farm
  • Position Vacant – Project Officer Community Monitoring
  • SARDI Schoenoplectus Planting Report
  • SA Landcare Conference
  • Up-Coming Events/Opportunities, On the Level & Calendar
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