• Angas-Finniss waterbug report released

    Over the last 5 years, GWLAP and other community groups have supported the (now) Hills and Fleurieu and Murraylands and Riverland Landscapes Boards to assess the health of the Angas and Finniss Catchments. Every Spring and Autumn volunteers have attended a Bioblitz day to collect macroinvertebrate (waterbug) samples from sites along the two rivers, and […]

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  • Now available at Alexandrina Community Nursery

    Alexandrina Community Nursery still has a wide range of native plants in stock.  Here are some species that are suitable for gardens and available now. Gahnia sieberiana – Red Fruited Saw Sedge This large robust sedge has arching leaves and dark panicles that give this plant a distinctive look and make it interesting contrast plant. […]

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  • Decorative metal bird hide and shelter looking over wetland

    Enhancements to visitor facilities at four sites around the Lower Lakes.

    A grant from the Australian Government, secured by the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association Inc. (GWLAP) is being used to improve facilities for visitors to reserves at Wellington, Clayton Bay, Hindmarsh Island and Point Sturt. Bird watchers at Clayton Bay now have more ways to enjoy seeing or photographing local birdlife with the […]

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  • Annual Report cover showing brightly coloured wooden birds

    GWLAP 19/20 Annual Report available now

    The GWLAP 2019/2020 Annual Report is now available online. The report contains some of the highlights from what has been a pretty crazy year. It is full of great photos and achievements. GWLAP Chairperson and Alexandrina Council Mayor, Keith Parkes has summed up the year that was in his report: Last year I wrote that […]

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  • It’s time to test your soil acidity!

    What is this project about? Acidic soils affect pasture and livestock health and increase the occurrence of weeds and bare soil in your paddock. Soil acidity is an important land and soil management issue in the Mount Lofty Ranges with over 400,000 Ha of land affected. Soil acidity can often be an underlying issue decreasing […]

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  • Four Great Garden Plants

    Establishing a local native garden helps to encourage birds, bats, lizrds, frogs, butterflies and other insects into the garden. Enjoying the unique and precious wildlife within a garden is a genuine pleasure and a gift to the future. If you are planning a garden upgrade this year, here are four local native plants that are […]

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  • Look out for Bluebell Creeper – invasive weed

    Bluebell Creeper (Sollya, Billadiera heterophylla) is an extremely invasive weed able to grow in most situations, soil types and most bushland areas. The vigorous climber smothers native plants, out-competing them for sunlight, nutrients and moisture and strangling them with their twining stems. Bluebell creeper also contains toxins that can irritate the skin and cause nausea. […]

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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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