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Senior students from St Josephs Hectorville have developed a project in conjunction with Campbelltown Council and Adelaide Mt Lofty Ranges to adopt a patch of Fourth Creek.

Students have researched local native plants, grasses and bushes that are suited to this site. There is a diversity of grasses and low lying bushes that we have specifically selected appropriate for re-vegetation in this location.

In June, senior students planted seedlings by hand. Throughout the year they will maintain the plants by monitoring and watering them.

Aims:

  • To re-vegetate and restore some of the natural plant life which may have previously existed in this location to reduce soil erosion
  • to attract bird life
  • to re-establish and enhance biodiversity on the proposed site
  • to maintain the plants already existing at the proposed site
  • to restore the site so it becomes an inviting and aesthetically tranquil area.

Sedges and smaller understory plants will be used to improve erosion control along the creek whilst minimising any flooding risks.

Ways you can help:

We invite you to support us in our project by:

  • Allowing the plants to grow naturally
  • Discourage domesticated animals such as dogs to walk over the plants
  • Keeping the site litter free
  • Reporting any concerns or issues about the project  to the council

4th Creek Revegetation

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