Locals assist with planting of trees

TREES: New trees planted near Whyalla late last month. Photo: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board

TREES: New trees planted near Whyalla late last month. Photo: Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board

More than 200 trees have been planted around the Windy Loo and Point Lowly campgrounds thanks to support provided to the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board (EPLB) by the Whyalla Harriers.

The Harriers' running group volunteered to stick around after their weekly run late last month to help the EPLB with planting of trees.

The running group was joined by some local shack owners and tourists to plant the trees, which were grown by a Whyalla Trees for Life volunteer.

The tree plantings are part of a Whyalla City Council grassroots grants project they received from EPLB in 2020.

Under the grant, the council is rationalising and closing tracks, ripping and revegetating vehicle-impacted areas on Whyalla's Northern Coastline as part of the Eyes on Eyre initiative.

There will be more trees planted along the coastline south of Whyalla in vehicle-impacted areas as part of the Saltmarsh Threat Abatement and Recovery (STAR) project.

The STAR project has a focus on landcare actions to help protect and improve threatened saltmarsh communities.