Friends of Aldinga Conservation Park

The Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park is located on the Fleurieu Peninsula some 46 km south of Adelaide. Activities of our group include:

  • Monthly meetings
  • Working bees
  • Seed collection and propagation
  • Tree planting and maintenance
  • Suppression of weeds
  • Bushland monitoring
  • Leading guided walks for school and community groups
  • Monitoring the impact of new developments adjacent to the Scrub
  • Visits to other Parks

We also receive grants which allow us to engage contractors to assist with the management of invasive weeds in Aldinga Scrub. By removing weeds such as
veldt grass, bridal creeper, olives, rhamnus and bone seed to name just a few, we aim to encourage natural regeneration of indigenous vegetation.

Like all voluntary conservationists, our group combines the expertise of its various members in order to promote the long term health of the naturally
occurring flora and fauna of the locality.

The Friends support the reinstatement of the Washpool - a seasonal lagoon situated on the southern boundary of the Park. Diversion of storm water to
the former wetland will help to restore the level of groundwater vital to the survival of the bush.

Friends of Aldinga Scrub is registered with the Southern Volunteering (SA) as an approved organisation in respect of Centrelink's voluntary work provisions.

Some achievements to date:

  • Paths defined for public access to prevent erosion of delicate sandy terrain
  • The reappearance of several indigenous plant species
  • Successful revegetation of a number of sites
  • A significant reduction in the number of woody weeds and bridal creeper infestations
  • Grants secured for schemes to rehabilitate coastal dunes and cliffs
  • Establishment of a wetland site on Acacia Terrace
  • Opening of the Coral Lichen self-guided walking trail