Friends get to work in Stonyfell park
Date posted: 19 February 2013
Thanks to a dedicated band of volunteers, work is underway on the restoration of Stonyfell Creek in Ferguson Conservation Park in Adelaide’s eastern foothill suburbs.
Work on the project is being undertaken by the Friends of Ferguson Conservation Park and contractors managed by the friends group with funding from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board.
Long term development in the creek’s catchment and increased urban runoff have resulted in increased levels of sedimentation, weed infestation, bank erosion and deepening of the creek bed.
The project, which involves earthworks, rock protection and revegetation, will restore and rehabilitate the creek and increase the biodiversity value of both the creek and the conservation park.
To ensure public safety, the western section of the walking track along the southern side of the creek will be closed for the duration of the works. Safety fencing and signage will be in place to redirect walkers safely around the site.
Natural Resources Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges staff are also assisting the friends group on the project.
Ferguson Conservation Park’s remnant blue gum and native pine woodland provides visitors with a rare glimpse of what the eastern Adelaide Plains was like prior to European settlement.
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