a ribbon of green from the
hills to the sea
We are a group of nature-loving residents who came together to grow a natural green corridor where we live, along the Sturt River (Warripari) on the Adelaide Plains.
For over a decade we have worked cooperatively with land managers, volunteers and other community groups to replant and connect local-native plantings around the river. We plant species endemic to the Adelaide Plains to create habitat, improve biodiversity, provide shade, shelter and fresh air to help cool our climate and keep our suburbs liveable.
seedling by seedling, season by season
It's cool so we spot weed, spread mulch, prepare young seedlings we've grown or bought ready for planting, and wait for soaking rain.
With moisture in the soil, we rally hundreds of volunteers to plant thousands of seedlings and begin aftercare so the plants survive.
Everything is growing so we provide aftercare to new seedlings and maintain older planting sites with weeding and mulching.
It's sometimes too hot to work on-site, but it's a great time for seed collection, plant propagation, and community education.
our goal is to connect green spaces
With much of the original Red Gum/Greybox woodland cleared for farming, then housing, and concreting of the river in 1969, it can be hard to imagine how we might create a green corridor here - but we've started! We aren't asking for whole reserves, rather that we restore what is left and connect up areas with biodiversity potential. A lot has already been done.
did you know:
together we can
the community effort to regreen the river
Image: National Tree Day (2015) City of Marion.
who's at home
in your suburb?
There is more to urban wildlife than noisy miners. While numbers are low, a surprising range of birds, mammals, insects and reptiles hang on in our suburbs.
Walk Wariparri quietly, at dawn or dusk, and you may be rewarded with a wildlife sighting. (Please keep your dog on a lead and don't disturb the animals.)
We keep records of animals we see and hear while volunteering. The wildlife pictures on this website represent a small sample of our recent records. We are grateful to volunteers Andrew Crouch, Svetlana Cook, Cindy Macardle, Pam Chant. Paul Gardner-Stephen, Paul Ellis, Sam Kerr as well as Matt Endacott, Alex Gaut and Sam Buxton-Stewart from City of Holdfast Bay for permission to share their beautiful photographs.
Roll your mouse over the images below for species & snapper details.