Thompson Beach Planting Day A Success

Thompson Beach Planting Day

With COVID-19 restrictions easing, it’s great to see community activities involving care of the Park starting up again. One such event was a planting day at Thompson Beach on Sunday June 21.

Revegetation work was carried out at the southern end of what is now the Northern Walking Trail. This is part of a larger project to help better protect and rehabilitate the area after years of damage through vehicle use; while still enabling pedestrian activity.

The weather wasn’t the best but the rain held off for most of the 5 hours or so of activity; with only one brief shower. Approximately 20 people gave up a big chunk of their Sunday to pitch in.

The day’s effort saw around 600 native plants planted over a 300 metre section of the track and adjacent areas.

Thanks to all those who joined in – it was fantastic to see a few Thompson Beach locals involved, and a special shout out to Friends of Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (FAIBS) members for their solid turnout. FAIBS does so much work throughout the Park and we’re very lucky to have such an active group helping take care of it.

A big thanks also to Coastal Conversation Officer Warrick Barnes who organised and supervised the planting day – and certainly got his hands dirty during the event!