The Understorey Project 2012
The Understorey Project is being held again this year after receiving a huge positive response from local residents who welcomed the idea of planting locally indigenous plants in 2012. Last year 300 packs of 20 native plants were purchased. The project aims to support and increase the biodiversity of the threatened Peppermint Box Grassy Woodlands around Gawler and surrounding communities.
The project encourages residents to create a wildlife friendly backyard by recreating the type of habitat that existed prior to clearance. By restoring the understorey the animals that rely on these plants for food and shelter will return. Birds, butterflies and lizards will benefit from the plantings.
Plants will be available to pre-order or purchase in packs of 20 plants for $20 and available to pick up at the Gawler Natural Resource Centre on Sunday June 23rd 2013. Packs will be available to be purchased after the day until September, but will be $25.
For more information and to see the plant list for 2013 please visit www.nrcgawler.org.au, email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 85237715 or call into the Gawler Natural Resource Centre at 8 Adelaide Rd, Gawler.
There will be information stalls, native animals and a sausage sizzle held on the day.
This project is an initiative of the Urban Biodiversity Unit of DEWNR in conjunction with the Gawler Environment and Heritage Association (GEHA) and the Gawler Regional NRC. Funding received through a State NRM Program grant.