What a difference two years has made at Anembo Park!
In 2014 the District Council of Mount Barker and Goolwa to Wellington Local Action Planning Association joined forces to revegetate the watercourse running through Anembo Park sporting complex.
The project was undertaken as part of a Federal Government funded program to restore Rodwell and Mount Barker Creeks and catchments. All of the local native species were planted by volunteers from the Mount Barker United Soccer Club – and two years later they should be pretty proud of the results!
Anembo Park spans over 29 acres and is situated between Mount Barker and Littlehampton on Adelaide Road (with the entrance near the turn off to Hahndorf). The grounds include softball diamond, two soccer ovals, a hockey pitch, six tennis courts , BMX track, remote control car track, playground with BBQ and seating area, public toilets and a clubhouse. Visitors to the park are estimated at 100,000 per year. It is a great location to demonstrate how revegetation can improve the health of waterways, including water quality, habitat retoration and fuel load reduction.
Here are some pictures of how things are coming along.