Join Adrian Shackley at a remnant patch of unique temperate grasslands in Ardrossan’s parklands.
For the past two years, a collaborative group has developed a management plan and begun weed control, monitoring and cultural burning to protect and restore this significant ecosystem. It is home to 80 naturally occurring plant species, including three which are significant in South Australia and at least 17 that have local conservation significance. The Ardrossan Grassland remnant is one of the few Yorke Peninsula sites where the endangered small daisy known as Lanky Buttons (Leptorhynchos elongatus) occurs.
In this workshop, you will learn about:
• The main threats for grasslands and how you can help
• How perennial native grass species responded to recent cultural burning
• The important role of community in restoration projects
The Ardrossan Grasslands Restoration project is led by a volunteer Friends group in partnership with the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board, National Trust and Greening Australia, with support from Narungga Nation Aboriginal Corporation, Yorke Peninsula Council, Crown Lands SA, Coast Protection Board, Australian Plant Society (NY) and other community groups.
Ardrossan Grasslands Restoration
Friday 7 October 2022
2pm – 4pm
Corner of Park Terrace and Esplanade, Ardrossan
The Spring Walk and Talk events are supported by the Northern and Yorke Landscape Board. This event is held on Narungga Country. We acknowledge and respect elders past and present.