This walk (3km round trip) will be guided by Ben Simon from the Goolwa to Wellington LAP. Ben has been working on ecosystem restoration for more than 15 years in the Mount Lofty Ranges and Murray Mallee. This walk follows the beautiful Finniss River within the Finniss Conservation Park and adjoining private land, which has been receiving restoration works for the past 7 years via bushland weed control.
This site will showcase the extensive restoration work being undertaken to transition these sites from a very degraded state that was almost inaccessible due to woody weeds, to a site transitioning back to more of a native plant dominance. You will see and hear about the results of concerted efforts (with some before photos to demonstrate past state), hear about methods of approaching various watercourse weeds and considerations needed when restoring a watercourse or bushland site; all done whilst soaking up a stunning section of the Finniss River.
Complimentary refreshments (juice/ health bar) and lunch will be provided. Please let us know of any dietary requirements.
Please wear sturdy walking shoes. Some clambering over rocks will be required, otherwise, it is a fairly easy walk.
Bring your binoculars or we will have a few spare loan pairs.
This walk will highlight works currently being undertaken as part of `Managing Critical Red Gum Remnants in the Finniss River Catchment’, the 3-year landscape-scale project currently being funded by the Native Vegetation Council to improve high priority remnant vegetation.