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May 2020

We are very excited to announce our success at getting funding for a Community Participation Grant from the Coast Protection Board. Even the native plants are celebrating, native cranberry (Astroloma humifusum) at its starry best in Autumn!

Astroloma humifusum

We received $8046 from the board and generous cash donations from the Normanville Natural Resource Centre ($1000) and Cape Jervis Progress Association ($800), with additional support from District Council of Yankalilla, and Natural Resources – Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges. This meaning that we will be able to successfully complete all of our outcomes.

1. organise a social media campaign aimed at Cape Jervis residents inviting them to participate in a “local plants for weed swap”, providing targeted weed information and local plants to interested community members.

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2. develop an educational / nature play activity suitable for self isolating students and home schooling parents, and provide resources to Yankalilla Area School to promote interest in coastal biodiversity and Indigenous food plants.

3. promote rare coastal plants and their habitat value through new signage, a carved gum nut art installation, and habitat for wildlife with the addition of habitat logs.

4. employ contractors to control “red alert” weeds, predominantly woody weeds (Acacia cyclops and olive) and Gazania to continue volunteer efforts to “build resilience for vegetation remnants by improving connectivity between remnants”.

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Did you know that the coastal area north and south of the Cape Jervis Ferry Terminal contains over 214 different species of indigenous plants, in a narrow 8 km strip around the tip of the Fleurieu? 50 of these plant species are classified as endangered, vulnerable, rare or threatened.

The Cape Jervis Coastal Community Group (CJCCG) is protecting the high profile site between the township and the ferry terminal. Join us having fun in the outdoors, or help behind the scenes. Activities include seed collecting, propagating, weeding, watering and taking photos.

Between us we can increase the number of indigenous plants growing in this harsh coastal environment while providing nature trails to allow more people to enjoy our unique native flora.

The Cape Jervis Coastal Community Group is planning to revegetate the high profile site between the township and the ferry terminal, bordered by Flinders Dr, Fleurieu Rd, Sorata St and the sea. Join us propagating and planting indigenous coastal plants, building on the efforts of other groups in the Cape Jervis region.

The increase in local flora will provide habitat for more birds, butterflies, reptiles, insects and mammals!

To download our brochure, click here.