Green Army declares war on noxious weeds

Throughout this year the Green Army has slowly but surely been doing its bit to rid our coastlines of noxious weeds and revegetate fragile ecosystems and sand dunes.

The Green Army is a small group of volunteers working to put into action the Northern Coastal Action Plan, which outlines conservation priorities and threats across the Samphire coast, stretching from Pt Adelaide all the way up to Pt Parham and Thompson Beach.

Working in conjunction with four council areas, including Port Adelaide Enfield, City of Salisbury, City of Playford and Adelaide Plains Council, as well as the Natural Resource Management Board of Adelaide and Mount Lofty, the team has planted more than 12,000 native seedlings.

The group has also put in more than one kilometre of fencing to protect eroding sand dunes along the Samphire Coast and walked more than 100 kilometres logging data and recording birdlife, as well as animal and feral pest numbers.

On Thursday November 10 they celebrated their graduation from the program with a barbeque at the rotunda near the library in Two Wells.

Speaking of his involvement in the project, Green Army supervisor, Mark Webb, said it was encouraging to see young people taking an interest in the environment around them.

“It’s great to see people come together like this for a common cause,” he said.

“Some of these young people are beginning to really appreciate what we have here in our region and they’ve been tenacious in their endeavours.”

“It’s enlightening to see the difference you can make,” added Green Army participant Christopher Ward.

Congratulations to all Green Army graduates including Jake Lawes, Jake Vontholl, Kurt Wakley, Christopher Ward, Christopher Landherr and Vashti Drardi.

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