Walford students contribute to Glenthorne’s revegetation efforts

Walford students contribute to Glenthorne’s revegetation efforts

Almost 30 Year 7 Stu­dents from Wal­ford Angli­can School for Girls vis­it­ed Glen­thorne Nation­al Park-Itya­mai­it­pin­na Yarta recent­ly to help remove weeds from plant­i­ng plots as part of a com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice activity.

The stu­dents were joined by Friends of Glen­thorne mem­bers Kath Rayn­er, Wendy Dig­by and Mag­gie Dun­can and Glen­thorne Nation­al Park Senior Project Coor­di­na­tor Jar­rod Eaton, who helped the stu­dents iden­ti­fy weeds and learn removal tech­niques. The stu­dents were treat­ed to an overview of birds and wildlife that can be spot­ted on the prop­er­ty, the work of the Friends group and the mas­ter plan for the park.

Patron of Friends of Glen­thorne and Glen­thorne Part­ner­ship mem­ber Dr Pam Smith also gave the stu­dents an insight into the his­to­ry of the site, start­ing with the ear­ly occu­pa­tion by Major Thomas O’Halloran to the Aus­tralian Army then CSIRO.

National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia

Images cour­tesy of Friends of Glen­thorne mem­ber Wendy Digby.