Northern gas team members relax after a hard day weeding the Holdfast shores sand dunes.
Following their recent off-site, the team from Northern Gas headed to Holdfast Shores to work as environmental volunteers as part of the Holdfast Bay Council’s environmental program.
During the 3-hour session, the eleven members of the Northern Gas team removed weeds and rubbish from the coastal sand dunes adjacent to the Holdfast Shores Complex and Marina at Glenelg.
They also learned about local indigenous plants, the weeds that threaten their habitat and the importance of dune rehabilitation.
“Our team decided it would be good to get involved in an offsite activity that made a difference,” said main instigator Elizabeth McBride, Graduate geologist.
“The Holdfast Bay Council does not have the resources to maintain the sand dunes so the efforts of volunteers make a huge difference. In addition, as it’s such a high profile site, our efforts go a long way towards promoting the cause for biodiversity, conservation and environmental management to the community.
“It was important for us to choose a site similar to the environment of the Cooper Basin to help with our understanding of the sensitive dune environment that we have to do our field activities in each day.”
The team hopes to be able to organise another session during the winter months to do some planting.
Community relations, Community wellbeing, Environment, South Australia