It’s so easy to plant a tree

You still have until Monday, June 17,  to take advantage of the understory project, with plant pick up day June 23 opposite Mitre 10 in Gawler.

For $20 you can purchase 20 native plants, with more than 50 different varieties to choose from. I am confident you will find some that will suit your property, with all plants being   indigenous to our region.

Be part of this project and your involvement will help restore the endangered Peppermint Box Grassy Woodlands that dominated our region pre-European settlement.

To place orders for the understory project please contact the Gawler Regional Natural Resource Centre (NRC) on 85237715 or email

Or if you would like to make a specific plant order visit to access a list of available species.

• As a regular visitor to some of our local reserves I have noticed that some people when riding their horses are not staying on the designated tracks.

Horses can do irreparable damage to our fragile landscapes. Various community groups, including Landcare, schools, Scouts and Tafe students have worked together to help rehabilitate these reserves. Please stay on the designated paths so we can all appreciate the native vegetation of our region. Our environmental assets are worth protecting.

• I recently joined a party of volunteers at the Gawler Cinema celebrating Volunteer Week, which was organised by the Mallala Council.

It was great to see so many enthusiastic people and to learn about some of the projects that they are involved with within our community. With more than six million volunteers Australia wide I doubt our region/country would function as good as it does without them.

I am confident you don’t have to look far to find someone who volunteers within a community.

Volunteers make a difference to our way of life, from the local Blue Light disco to the Landcare volunteers throughout every community.

So next time you take your children to a local sporting event think about the people who help make this happen.

If you think you have a passion to get involved within our community contact our local council and they will put you in contact with the group that interests you.

•Two Wells, Lewiston and Districts Landcare Group. Email: or Facebook:  Two Wells, Lewiston and Districts Landcare Group

Phone:  Pat 0419 860 981.

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