Bushcare’s Big Day Out 2018 - Patawalonga Creek
Adelaide, SA

Adelaide, SA
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Departs from:
134 South Road Torrensville 5031 SA
ph:+ 61 8 8352 4111
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Celebrating a day to restore and maintain Australia’s remaining bushland.

Held annually in spring, Bushcare’s Big Day Out (BBDO) is a national day of community participation to restore remnant bushland. BBDO is a day designed to give every one of us the opportunity to find out more about our bushland. What is being done? What can be done in the bush where we live, so that it thrives?

It’s a fun day where anyone can get involved and learn alongside experts. 

Patawalonga Creek was once a diverse watercourse running through the Adelaide plains which has now been contained in many places through the suburbs in concrete canals.  There is, however, one part that you can still see some of the original Adelaide Plains creekside where now remains a significant remnant of the Swamp Paperbark plant community.   

This part of the Patawalonga Creek runs through the grounds of Adelaide Airport and with their support Conservation Volunteers and Friends of Patawalonga Creek have been restoring the creek through seed collecting, native vegetation planting, weed control and surveys.  This last little stretch of creek is an important refuge for aquatic life including tortoises, frog and waterbirds.  Its’ Melaleuca trees are state heritage listed and there is also little blue bush that you won’t find in many places.  The site has had fantastic changes over the years thanks to volunteers and it still needs your help to hold back the pressures of surrounding urbanisation.

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Torrensville office on + 61 8 8352 4111 or email adelaide@cva.org.au