Friends of Sturt River Landcare Group - Green group growing well

Read about how the Friends of Sturt River Landcare Group is greening Marion.

City Limits Magazine October 2014 This article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 46 - October 2014.

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A local landcare group has helped plant nearly 8000 native grasses, shrubs and trees at Oaklands wetland and has grown its ranks from four to 80 volunteers in just eight months.

The Friends of Sturt River Landcare Group was formed by local residents in December 2013 and is now working with council to establish a biodiversity corridor on the site.

Founding member Samantha Kerr says the group has been conducting plantings, weeding and watering over the past few months.

“About 150 people came to the Planet Ark planting day at Oaklands wetland in July, which was a great opportunity for us to connect with the local environment,” Ms Kerr said.

“It’s very exciting seeing the site developing and to see how many people in our community are also keen to be actively involved in caring for trees and native wildlife.”

The group aim to expand and protect other areas along Sturt River.

Ms Kerr was awarded a City of Marion Unsung Heroes Award in July for her work to protect the environment.

If you would like to help out, contact Samantha via email at

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