Take a stroll along the Wakefield

Upper Wakefield Landcare group is holding a river walk along the Wakefield River in Auburn on Sunday, May 21.

The walk is to take a closer look at the river and the growth along its banks and discuss what is needed to restore them with native species where possible.

“We would love anyone who is interested in seeing the Wakefield and hearing about plans. Many people don’t realise that the Wakefield flowed right through summer and autumn and is still flowing – the first time for more than 20 years we think!” UWL chair John Osborne said.

The morning event will begin at Centenary Park (behind the CWA) with a free sausage sizzle at 10am, with the walk getting underway around 10.30am.

“Andy Chambers who has led most of the projects we have undertaken in the region, will lead the walk and point out what had been done in the past and what work is needed now,” Mr Osborne said.

Upper Wakefield Landcare is hoping that people from not only Auburn but surrounding districts will come along on the day.

“We hope it will encourage people to join in and help with this and other possible projects along the Upper Wakefield and its tributaries stretching up to Mintaro and down to Undalya.”

The event will finish with refreshments around 11.30am when Landcare SA chair Gerry Butler will speak briefly to the group about Landcare activity in SA and the State Conference coming to Clare in September.

RSVPs appreciated to Juliette, 0417 081 535, or to David, 0458 630 022.