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Rex Amber Reserve planting day with Birdwood Primary

Birdwood Primary School staff and students come together to care for Rex Amber Reserve

Group shot of students and teachers and biodiversity team at planting day

Rex Amber Reserve planting day with Birdwood Primary

Birdwood Primary School staff and students have joined our biodiversity team to give Rex Amber Reserve some TLC at a recent planting day.

Rex Amber Reserve was founded in memory of Rex Kitchener Amber (1915-1988), a prominent local farmer, artist and volunteer who served his community tirelessly. Some of his artistic creations are still situated around the town and in the reserve itself.

The revegetation project was initiated by Upper Torrens Landcare Group, local environmentally conscious community members, and Birdwood Primary School staff and has been running for approximately 15 years.

It is now well established and ongoing work involves maintenance and infill planting to replace any lost seedlings and established plants.

The stormwater retention basin is a more recent addition to the reserve which has allowed for the creation of riparian zone planting, significantly increasing the biodiversity values of the site.

Council commemorates all the amazing efforts and commitment of Mr. Malcolm Appleby who sadly passed away 12 months ago.

A big thankyou is also extended to the Birdwood Primary School staff and students, and the Appleby family for all their hard work and dedication to the reserve management.

We even had some police presence on the day which was a bonus!!

Check out some pictures of the day below.

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