Inman River Catchment Landcare Group received education on Koala rescues

Levi Weedon and Pam Head with a rescued Koala at the Inman River Catchment Landcare Group education evening.

Levi Weedon and Pam Head with a rescued Koala at the Inman River Catchment Landcare Group education evening.

In March, the Inman River Catchment Landcare Group held a successful talk by Hartley and Pam Head from Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue.

They brought along two rescued koalas that they are caring for before being returned to their environment.

This care includes veterinary checks by SAVEM (South Australia Veterinary Emergency Management).

The Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and have the most dedicated and experienced volunteers in South Australia.

Donations collected from attendees on the day have been donated to the Rescue Group.

The visit was very timely after the devastating bushfires which impacted heavily on the Hills and Kangaroo Island environments and of course the Koala population.

"I loved going to the koala rescue information session because I learnt that as a community we can help the koalas by planting heaps more trees in empty spaces, also by putting buckets full of fresh gum leaves up in the burnt tree's to feed the hungry koalas," Levi Weedon said.

"We also need to do more control burns so it brings new life back to feed our koalas and all our other native animals."

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