Friends of Cleland Conservation Park
The aim of this activity is to re-vegetate (trees, bushes and grasses) the upper section of the Steub Trail which connects Mount Lofty Summit to Cleland Wildlife Park and was officially opened in October 2020. The shared-use, 3.8km trail has been designed with low-gradient access, making it possible for families with small children or people with reduced mobility to reach the summit without having to use the steeper Waterfall Gully trail. The gently sloping trail provides a relaxing alternative to enjoy the beauty of the park and views of gullies and Adelaide by bike or by foot. Prams, bikes and people can all access the trail. Native animals such as bandicoots, echidnas, yellow-tailed cockatoos and kangaroos have all been spotted on the trail. Building the Steub Trail has disturbed the soil adjacent to the track.....National Tree Planting Day presents a great opportunity to revegetate while there is an absence/minimal presence of weeds. Easy access to the track will enable regular follow-up visits by the Friends of Cleland volunteer group to ensure success of the plantings. Engaging the public on planting day will promote use of this trail suitable for a range of mobility levels. It will also provide an opportunity for members of the public to gain knowledge about this very beautiful bush environment, the types of plants endemic to this area, a better understanding of how best to plant seedlings and the opportunity to hear more about the activities of the Friends of Cleland volunteer group including how to join in.
DATE & TIME
Sunday, 01 August 2021
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Mount Lofty Summit Road
Suitable for Children
Accessible for Disabled
Parking is available in the eastern most section of the Mount Lofty Summit car park. We will meet-up there and orient ourselves before taking a short 5 minute walk to the Steub Trail where we will be undertaking the planting.
Free parking is available in the eastern most car park at the Mt Lofty Summit. We will meet here and orient ourselves before taking a short walk to the Steub Track. Friends of Cleland Conservation Park will provide a fluorescent safety vest and the gear required to undertake the planting. Please ensure you bring your own gloves (if this is a problem let us know and we can provide you with a pair), a hat and wear suitable clothing for planting outdoors. Please also bring your own water and any other refreshments.
Gloves,Tools and equipment for planting