Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie helps Strathalbyn Scouts with planting at Point Sturt Landcare Reserve

The Strathalbyn Scouts and Point Sturt Landcare Nature Reserve Friends Group had an extra pair of helping hands when planting at Point Sturt Landcare Reserve on August 12.

Federal Member for Mayo Rebekha Sharkie joined the groups to plant 1000 seedlings. The project was overseen by Leah Hunter from the Goolwa to Wellington Local Action and the day was attended by about 60 volunteers.

“It was fantastic to see so many volunteers come together and plant 500 trees over on a Sunday morning,” Rebekha said.

“The work done by the Scouts and the Friends was assisted by members of the Clayton Bay Nursery who lovingly grew the trees we planted so that they were truly indigenous species for the region.

“The work of the Point Sturt Reserve Friends Group has been instrumental in stabilising the river banks and through the removal of non-native and invasive species and replacing them with local plantings, the wildlife and in particular the birdlife on the lower lakes has flourished.”