A new project in Adelaide south’s will bring some TLC to areas in the upper part of the Field River Valley in Trott Park and near the coast where the river meets the sea.
Come on an adventure tour to explore the site in its raw state, learn about the river, the site’s history and its future. This walk will also be a great opportunity to connect with nature.
About Field River Valley
The area’s river, grassland, wildlife and history are very special. Field River Valley is one Adelaide’s last remaining large urban open spaces. Few suburbs have an area like this, of this size.
We know that there is at least one known Aboriginal camp site, and a 70,000 year old Diprotodon (giant wombat megafauna) fossil discovered in 1992. There are also threatened native species across the valley such as congoli fish at the mouth of the river, grassy woodlands and yellow-tailed black-cockatoos.
About the walk
If you love adventure you’ll love this walk as we hike off-track through wet creeks and weed thickets to discover some of special plants and animals hidden within the landscape or soaring overhead.
You’ll need to be fit as the walk will cover up to 3km and include steep climbs, unmade creek crossing, and cross-country travel. Sturdy footwear, long trousers and the ability to commit to 1.5 hours of continuous walking is required. Not suited for children under 8 years.
About the project
The exciting new Field River Valley Project is focusing on the upper part of the Field River Valley in Trott Park and near the coast where the river meets the sea. This project will create more open spaces for people to visit, improve the river areas, and restore habitat for birds.
Green Adelaide will work with land managers and to:
- restore the riverbanks and surrounding landscapes through weeding. Did you know that recently, feral olive trees were removed and native seedlings planted under a trial to transform the olives into biochar?
- survey the site to better understand the environmental and cultural values of the area
- plant local native vegetation through community events
- raise awareness about the ecology and cultural heritage of the area, including areas of importance to the Kaurna people.