• How to contact GWLAP during COVID-19 social distancing period

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GWLAP staff are doing their bit to reduce the spread of the virus by self-isolating as much as possible, including working from home. As a result, the Strathalbyn Natural Resource Centre is closed for the time being. You can contact us via email or phone – we are still […]

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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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  • 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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