Friends of Sturt River Landcare Group Inc.

Friends of Sturt River Landcare Group Inc.

  • Legally incorporated, not-for-profit community group
  • Run by members & volunteers who live near the Sturt River on the Adelaide Plains
  • 100% volunteer, no paid staff or contractors
  • Fully insured & equipped with tool trailer, tools & PPE
  • Advised by qualified botanists, ecologists & experienced citizen scientists
  • Partnership arrangement City of Marion, Remnant Vegetation Plan
  • Partnership arrangement City of Holdfast Bay, Sturt River Greening Project
  • Affiliated with Landcare SA & Landcare Australia Limited
  • Green Adelaide Urban Landcare Award Winners 2022.

What we do

We partner with land managers, and work cooperatively and ethically with other community groups and volunteers to re-establish and reconnect local-native plant communities along the lower Sturt River in the Adelaide Plains.

We have 'adopted' six reserves in Marion and Holdfast Bay local government areas, all adjacent to the river. Several more planting sites along the Sturt River Linear Park are planned.  Our  long-term goal is to connect up biodiversity plantings via the Sturt River Linear Park and drainage corridor, wherever it is possible to do so.



Maintain & re-establish local-native plant communities for biodiversity & climate resilience, along the lower Sturt River.


To create a community of people who are willing and able to work together to care for and conserve this area in perpetuity.


These aims to be carried out for the benefit and enjoyment of residents and visitors alike, both now and into the future.

Guiding principles of the committee

  • Work cooperatively to make resources go further on the ground
  • Remain a 'light touch' on land managers & administrators
  • Work within land manager's policy frameworks for biodiversity
  • Communicate clearly and respectfully with others
  • Seek advice & guidance from scientists on our impact on biodiversity
  • Assess & manage risks appropriately
  • Follow privacy principles for collection & safe keeping of volunteer data
  • Adopt & adapt good practice volunteer management


Individuals and families who agree with the aims and objectives of Friends of Sturt River Landcare Group are invited to apply for membership of the association.

Membership costs $10 per year for individuals and $25 for family groups.

You are not required to join as a member in order to volunteer - in fact, we encourage you to 'come and try' before you buy.

Email us for a membership form