Restoring Unique Habitats: Patawalonga Creek
Adelaide, SA

Adelaide, SA
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134 South Road Torrensville 5031 SA
ph:+ 61 8 8352 4111
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Join us to help care for a unique area in Adelaide! 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. 

We are caring for our new revegetation by taking out invasive, spreading and competing weeds at the site.  Winter activities include maintenance of the existing remnant native vegetation and revegetation sites: removing invasive weeds, checking tree-guards and removing them where no longer required. Enjoy a trip to the beach for your lunch break, and learn about the site from our experienced CVA team leader.

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.  

Come and join our team of volunteers.  It's a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and contribute to improving our environment.

PLEASE NOTE: It is also possible to meet on-site if that is easier for you, but please contact the office so we can confirm the exact meeting location and time.

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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