Helping preserve the Lutana Woodlands

21 December 2023|Community News| Off Comments off on Helping preserve the Lutana Woodlands|

The Lutana Woodlands volunteer group is putting the call out for green thumbs to join them getting their hands dirty for a worthy cause.

The group was established in 2018 and work together two or three times per month weeding, planting natives, removing rubbish, tree thinning and conducting biodiversity monitoring to help preserve the natural values of their much-loved local park.

Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said the group is one of the most dedicated in the municipality and performs critical work to maintain the Lutana Woodlands Reserve, which holds more than 35 native plant species in just a few hectares.

“The Lutana Woodlands Reserve meets all but one threshold to be listed as endangered, with remnants of Kangaroo Grass – a highly threatened native habitat in Tasmania,” she said.

“Within the native grasslands are rare and threatened species including Spreading Narrowleaf new-holland-daisy, as well as other native orchids, lilies, everlasting daisies, shrubs and bushes.

“The volunteer groups in Glenorchy are passionate about their work and work collaboratively with council to preserve native flora. These working bees are also a wonderful opportunity for likeminded people to meet in our municipality and contribute to the community.”

For more information about the Lutana Woodlands volunteer group and how to join, contact the group directly or via the Natural Areas Engagement Officer at Glenorchy City Council by calling 6216 6800 or emailing gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au

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