Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association, Natural Resources, SA Murray Darling Basin and the District Council of Mt Barker all work to improve our local environment. We share concerns, seek advice from each other and collaborate on projects. This week we celebrated this by planting trees together.
On Wednesday 26th August, approximately 30 staff members from these organisations got together to plant around 800 local native species at the Laratinga Wetlands in Mt Barker. Workers enjoyed a beautiful day in a fabulous location and felt good about contributing to the habitat that is used by more than 160 bird species. After the hard work was done, the District Council of Mount Barker provided a BBQ lunch cooked by the Lions Club and participants were even treated to a visit from Animals Anonymous who came to share their collection of native Australian animals.
The NRM Greenday has been an annual event for the past seven years and is an opportunity for NRM workers to get know each other better, strengthen partnerships and improve connectivity and collaboration. It is also a chance for office based staff to get out in the field – one lady from the DC Mt Barker commented that this was the first opportunity to do some outdoors work in the twenty years she has been with the Council.
Talks are already underway about next year’s event, likely to be held at Callington. In the meantime, these organisations will continue to work together on a wide range of projects.
Special thanks to DC Mt Barker for supplying the seedlings and to Will Miles and Creation Care for undertaking the site prep for the day.