• Have you seen this weed? Bluebell Creeper

    Bluebell Creeper (Sollya, Billiadiera heterophylla) is an extremely invasive weed in woodlands and forests. The climber smothers native plants, out-competing them for sunlight and strangling them with their twining stems. Bluebell creeper also contains toxins that can irritate the skin and cause nausea. GWLAP and the Prospect Hill Bushland Group have been working to tackle […]

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  • Protecting Prospect Hill Bushland for the future

    Neale Dyster and Angela Neville weren’t looking for such a large property in 2012, but their 100-acre home in Prospect Hill has become so important to them that they wish to protect it into the future and have placed it under a Heritage Agreement. Approximately 85 % of Neale and Angela’s land is covered by […]

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  • Have you seen our local carpet python?

    Did you know native carpet pythons once lived in our area? Little detail is known about the exact distribution of the non-venomous Murray-Darling Carpet Python, but it is thought it was once wide-spread throughout much of south-east Australia. What we do know is that their range is now limited, and their numbers are dwindling. There […]

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  • Rare birds at Laratinga

    Every now and then we are lucky to be able to hold community bird walks around our area. This week it was at Laratinga wetlands, and we were extremely lucky to spot 3 rare birds while we were there. John Gitsham from Birding and Nature Connections guided a group of bird spotting volunteers around the Laratinga […]

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  • Rare Plant found at McHarg’s Creek

    A benefit of getting in and doing intensive bushcare works in our area is the occasional discovery of a rare gem. Recently, one of our trusted bushcare contractors, Kieran Brewer  (South Australian Indigenous Flora) was lucky enough to do just that, coming across a patch of rare Clover Glycine (Glycine latrobeana) at a property in […]

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  • GWLAP turns 20!

    Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association 1998-2018 Last week on the 17th October, board members, staff and supporters past and present gathered to celebrate 20 years of Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association. Harry Seager, Board Member and past Chair, delivered the following address which summarises the achievements and history of GWLAP: During […]

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  • Threatened Species Day 2018

    October 7th 2018 Threatened Species Day. Each year this day is held to encourage the community to help conserve Australia’s native flora and fauna and take action to prevent further extinctions by restoring healthy numbers of endangered species in the community. At GWLAP we are well aware of the work that needs to be done […]

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  • Volunteer planters are the best planters!

    Jakem Farm is one of our high profile revegetation sites, with the large scale planting visible from the South Eastern Freeway between Callington and Mount Barker. Over the last three years GWLAP has undertaken 145 km of direct seeding, hand sown 40,000 spots and planted over 19,000 seedlings – with the help of volunteers. This […]

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  • Help GWLAP and WIN!

    BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE! GWLAP has partnered with Landcare Australia and Play for Purpose – a not-for-profit lottery – to help us raise funds for our projects. You could win $500,000 in Gold Bullion, a $150k Luxury Car package, or even a $25,000 holiday! There are more than 11,000 prizes on offer where you will […]

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  • Vote for GWLAP at the National Landcare Awards

    CLICK HERE TO VOTE   GWLAP are going to the National Landcare Conference as finalists for a National Landcare Award! You can help us bring home a prize by voting for us in the People’s Choice Award. We are very proud to be considered in the Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare category. Our nomination is […]

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