Friends of the Lower Field River
Hallett Cove, South Australia
Friends of the Lower Field River is a land care group established
by Hallett Cove residents in 2006 to protect and care for the lower portion
of the Field River and its environs. This area includes Cormorant Reserve, the
river's estuary at Hallett Cove Beach and nearby sand dunes.
Over the years this area has been degraded, but it retains huge potential into
the future. Our aim is to gather support from the community and work towards the
rehabilitation and protection of these areas. Unless long-term plans are made
and all of the community comes together, the degradation may not be able to be
Friends of the Lower Field River believes that all of the community should be
seen as guardians of this area's exceptional natural beauty and we are keen to
pass onto future generations something they can all feel proud of.
We have developed an action plan outlining our priorities and targets for the
next few years and together with the City of Marion (the owners of the reserve)
and other interested parties we plan to improve the condition of this urban river,
control weeds, protect and enhance coastal dune vegetation and plant indigenous
shrubs, trees and grasses.
Even the smallest of works will start bringing native animal and bird life back
into the area. Once this starts, momentum will build and we will have an
environmental gem on our doorstep.
Where are we?
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