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Manager: Jennifer Gardner
Waite Conservation Reserve
Urrbrae House - Waite Campus
The University of Adelaide
SA 5064
AUSTRALIA
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Telephone: +61 8 8313 7405

Volunteers

Working bees

Working bees are held fortnightly autumn to early summer, on alternating Saturday and Sunday mornings. Volunteers participate in a variety of tasks including weed control, seed collection, documentation of flora, and track maintenance. The morning concludes with a free BBQ lunch. Working Bee program.

School projects

Since 2001 year 8 & 9 students from Urrbrae Agricultural High School have been participating in projects in the Waite Conservation Reserve. The students have made a significant contribution to the monitoring and restoration of Waite Conservation Reserve. Activities undertaken include planting, conducting transects, photopoint establishment, GPS mapping of plants and natural features, plant and animal surveys, birdwatching, weed control and track maintenance. Training is provided by staff from Urrbrae Agricultural High School and the University of Adelaide.

TAFE SA Urrbrae Campus

There is also close collaboration with staff and students at the adjacent TAFE SA Urrbrae Campus.   Horticulture students studying plant propagation collect seed in the Waite Conservation Reserve and grow seedlings for our revegetation projects.  Students in the Conservation and Land Management Certificate and Diploma undertake research projects and do weed control, revegetation, surveys and mapping as part of their courses.  Some students do additonal volunteer work and gain valuable work experience.