Vernal Pools
Mawson Lakes, SA

Location:
Mawson Lakes, SA
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Departs from:
CVA Carpark, The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street Adelaide 5000 SA
ph:+ 61 8 8212 0777
Departure time:
7.50am

Parafield Airport hosts the last known array of vernal pools within the Adelaide metro area. What are vernal pools? They are temporary pools of water that provide habitat for distinctive plants and animals. Discovered in 2001, they were assessed to be of high wetland value, with significant flora and uncommon aquatic fauna. Prior to their discovery, they were used for agricultural practices and recreational activities - farming, grazing and even a golf driving range!

CVA volunteers have been engaged to help restore this unique site by addressing issues such as weed management, seed collection and reintroducing local plants.

This is a great opportunity to learn about this rare habitat in the heart of suburbia. Join us on the journey!

Today volunteers will be helping to remove weeds through the centre of the area using both manual (hand pulling) and mechanical (brushcutting) methods in preparation for planting in July.

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6th April 2017
Cost: Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Planting, Other
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11th April 2017
Cost: Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Planting, Other
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21st April 2017
Cost: Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Planting, Other
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28th April 2017
Cost: Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Planting, Other
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10th May 2017
Cost: Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Planting, Other
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18th May 2017
Cost: Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Planting, Other
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Contact us

For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Adelaide office on + 61 8 8212 0777 or email adelaide@conservationvolunteers.com.au