Volunteers at Telowie beach after collecting marine debris and planting native coastal species

Northpoint supporting coastal conservation and Yellow Footed Rock Wallaby habitat near Port Pirie, South Australia

Northpoint Toyota LogoNorthpoint  have continued their support of Conservation Volunteers Australia focusing on a new program of conservation activities around the Port Pirie region. The program aims to support projects at Telowie Beach and Telowie Gorge Conservation Park by engaging the local community, schools and Northpoint employees.

Telowie Coastal Protection Reserve is a popular informal recreation area. Pest plant and animal infestation and inappropriate public use have contributed to environmental degradation there over the years.  It has important conservation value due to the remnant native coastal vegetation type that is indigenous to the region and the geomorphological examples that occur in the land system.  This program provides opportunity to improve the coastal wetland ecology and facilitate consistent engagement with the local community.

Nearby Telowie Gorge Conservation Park is home to a colony of threatened Yellow-footed rock-wallabies and the Park features some of the most dramatic scenery in the Southern Flinders Ranges.

Volunteers walking through Telowie Gorge Conservation Park

Volunteers walking through Telowie Gorge Conservation Park

The gorge and its diverse landforms have been created by Telowie Creek, which over time has cut a deep gorge through the range. Today, the gorge creates a rich variety of habitats for animals and plants from both the southern temperate and arid regions. The activities that will be carried out in support of the wallaby include the removal of wild Olive trees that compete with food sources for the wallaby.

The program will run regularly over weekends and weekdays allowing for locals to participate in a range of activities at both sites. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in some activities at either site or receive support for an environmental project within or near their school grounds.

If you would like to find out more about this program and how to get involved, please contact the Adelaide office on 08 8212 0777  or email adelaide@conservationvolunteers.com.au

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