Participants in this slideshow highlight many of the activities that communities engage in. It is the energy of people that make a community.
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Goolwa remembers, Frank (Goolwa)
Commemoration ceremony at helicopter memorial
Anzac Day, Frank (Goolwa)
Anzac Day service - Goolwa remembers
Mobile home, Frank (Goolwa)
Australia's first mobile home
Landcare group sign, Richard (Goolwa)
Murray mouth estuary restoration project signage
This project, of the Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group, commenced in 2001/2 and has continued now for four years. Presently it is revegetating over 40 sites on the southern part of Hindmarsh Island, near the Murray Mouth. In 2001/2 it was only working on 12 sites. Using project funding from the Australian Government Envirofund, the project will have planted over 50,000 plants by the end of 2005. It is focussing on the restoration of saline wetlands and the re-establishment of habitat, particularly indigenous trees like the swamp paperbark.
Nursery, Richard (Goolwa)
Hindmarsh Island Landcare group nursery
The Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group collects seed from remnant indigenous vegetation on the island, propagates using this seed, then raises and plants out in appropriate places on the island. The group has its own nursery, which is part of Ferrymans Reserve, an Alexandrina Council reserve. An arboretum is being established here. It also uses the Alexandrina Council Community Nursery on the mainland, which being on mains water is used to irrigate island plants that are salt sensitive.
Seed collecting, Richard (Goolwa)
Volunteers collecting seed
The Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group (HILG) collects seed from the wild. The group knows best where remnant vegetation is located and seeks permission from landowners to collect seed. This Conversation Volunteers Australia (CVA) member is collecting Enchylaena tomentose seed on Wyndgate Farm. Unfortunately the quantities of wild seed needed for broad scale revegetation is inadequate, so seed orchards have been established on the island too.