Gumeracha Green Shed helping with habitat recovery

​Regular 'Green Shed' participant Glyne Smalldon has used his COVID-19 isolation time to create over 30 nest boxes for the Habitat Recovery Alliance's bushfire recovery project. Now with groups reopened at the facility in Gumeracha, the full team of volunteers is enjoying contributing to the cause.

Habitat Recovery Alliance Project Coordinator, Kim Thompson, has welcomed the contribution out of the community shed.

"Right from the beginning we have been overwhelmed with volunteer support and thanks to these guys [at the Green Shed] these nest boxes can provide artificial habitat for wildlife reliant on hollows," he said.

"They can make a real difference to some species and, with the devastation we have seen this summer, we're keen to get them in our landscape before spring."

Green Shed Coordinator Gary Brock is keen to get their regular participants involved now that COVID-19 restrictions are lifting, with a focus on specific nest boxes for kookaburras, owls and nightjars, as well as microbats.

New participants are welcome to the Green Shed any time. The group meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the workshop behind the Torrens Valley Community Centre (45 Albert Street, Gumeracha).

Pictured: Gary Brock (L) and Glyne Smalldon.

Green Shed participants Gary Brock and Glyne Smalldon