Bring beach back from brink

HELPING HANDS: Volunteers work with Conservation Volunteers Australia for projects improving local environments, such as the planting days at Carrickalinga.
HELPING HANDS: Volunteers work with Conservation Volunteers Australia for projects improving local environments, such as the planting days at Carrickalinga.

CARRICKALINGA – People who are keen on making a difference in the local environment are encouraged to help out at community planting days held by the District Council of Yankalilla and Conservation Volunteers Australia.

The coastal reserve at Carrickalinga Beach is in a poor condition due to human impacts, and invasive weed species are spreading across it.

To improve the situation, the council has been working with Natural Resources and Coastcare to revegetate the area, and use rabbit and weed controls.

The project will be extending the native vegetation after storm water directly entered the reserve through bio-filtration, and four planting days are planned.

The dates are: Tuesday, May 23, 9.30am-12pm (RSVP by May 19); Saturday, May 27, 10.30am-1pm (RSVP by May 25); Thursday, June 8, 9.30am-12pm (RSVP by June 5); and Friday, June 16, 9.30am-12pm (RSVP by June 13).

Those participating must meet their team at the corner of Gold Coast Drive and Elizabeth Crescent; wear strong work boots, a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and a hat; and bring a water bottle and rain jacket (weather dependent).

For more information or to RSVP, call 8352 4111 or email adelaide@cva.org.au