Spend a day outdoors and help save a rare native finch

News release
04 May 2018

Ruby Wake at 2017 Deep Creek Planting Day

Ruby Wake at the 2017 Deep Creek Planting Day

Volunteers are needed to restore habitat

The beautiful firetail, identified by its striking crimson-coloured rump, needs dense shrubs for nesting and has been affected by habitat loss. Every year a volunteering day is held to help re-establish its habitat by planting native seedlings.

Deep Creek Conservation Park is the largest portion of remaining natural vegetation on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to an array of native wildlife such as western grey kangaroos, short beaked echidnas and 100 species of birds.

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Volunteer Support Officer Rachel Godoy said this year’s event would be held on Sunday June 17 from 10am to 3pm at Tapanappa Ridge.

“The members of the community who come out each year to take part are continuing the efforts of previous volunteers and supporting the ongoing work of the Friends of Deep Creek Conservation Park,” she said.

“Planting days are a lot of fun and are also a great way to learn more about the natural environment.”

Hot drinks and lunch will be provided, and volunteers should bring wet weather gear, waterproof clothing and boots, gloves and a water bottle.


Registrations are essential. To ensure your place call Rachel Godoy on 8550 3426, or email rachel.godoy@sa.gov.au.

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Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges