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Locally owned and operated since 2010




Providing weed control from grasses through to large woody weeds using various techniques such as:


Knapsack spraying

High volume spraying

Ute mounted boomspraying

Basal barking

Cutting and swabbing

Tree felling

Also providing bait spreading services

Servicing Eyre Peninsula

Phone David on 0423015723 or email



‘Caring for our coastal environment’ 

The Parnkalla Walking Trail, one of S.A.’s best-kept secrets, was named after the Barngarla Aboriginal tribe whose Dreaming was about the beauty of Port Lincoln.


The first section from Mundy’s Mooring to Snapper Rock was established in 1988 by the Port Lincoln City Council Coastal Reserve Committee to protect the biodiversity and cultural significance of the bushland in the Kirton Point area and to provide a set path for naturelovers to follow.


The trail now extends between the town boundaries (about 14km) and joins the Investigator Trail at each end.


In 2000, the Port Lincoln City Council resumed total responsibility for the trail.


The ‘Friends of the Parnkalla Walking Trail’ formed in June 2001.

Our aims are to

  1. ensure the trail is kept in a safe condition for all foot traffic, young children & accompanying adults on bikes, and, in some areas, wheelchair users.
  2. help conserve native flora & fauna and eradicate damaging introduced species.
  3. erect interpretive signs about the ecosystem, Aboriginal culture & early European history.



Our main activities, with the help of the City of Port Lincoln, are weeding, replanting with endemic flora, lopping and rubbish collection. Working Bees are advertised in the ‘ Port Lincoln Times’.

Other activities include

  1. research & photography
  2. producing & installing Interpretive signs
  3. production of the PWT brochure (available from the Visitor Information Centre)
  4. raising community awareness through displays & the media
  5. guided walks for local and visiting groups
  6. grant applications (Govt. grants enable us to employ contractors to remove large woody weeds and grants from Govt., Council & local benefactors have helped with the costs of signage.)



Contacts: Margaret Tilsner 86823975   Lesley Easson 86826999

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Parks and Reserves

Parks  & Reserves Port Lincoln Inc.

PH : 08 86 826233     Fax : 08 86 826500


 Secretary: Marion Savage

PO Box 1334

Port Lincoln S.A. 5606

email :


Communities Helping Communities


Parks & Reserves Port Lincoln was formed in 2007 to assist the City of Port Lincoln and other local groups to manage public land in the Port Lincoln area. Group members include councilors, local business people and locals with an interest in the management of community assets.

Our charter of interest includes –

  • Environmental management
  •  Fire risk assessment and management
  • Visual amenity, landscaping and aesthetics
  • Walking and bike trails
  • Pest and weed assessment and controls
  • Coastal amenity
  • Signage – historical and informative
  • Waste management
  • Sustainable tourism
  • Storm-water management
  • Open space management
  •  Playground management

The City of Port Lincoln contains over one hundred parks, reserves and pieces of infrastructure owned and managed by council and the local community. Some, like Eyre Park, Flinders Park and the Tasman Terrace foreshore receive a very high level of management while others such as road reserves and hidden corners may be completely neglected.  The aim of our group is to visit and assess all public assets and lobby or seek funding to improve the quality of those assets.

Some of our achievements include –

  • Hosting an annual combined National Tree Day and Environmental Expo to showcase local community environmental groups and businesses and their achievements.
  • Successful funding applications both state and federal for a total of over $150,000 to remove infestations of woody weeds such as Aleppo pines, Boxthorns, Polygala and Italian Buckthorn from local reserves and to replant those areas back to indigenous species.
  • The development of new cost saving techniques of weed management such as the basal barking of woody weeds.
  • Successful funding applications in partnership with council to build constructed wetlands to prevent polluted storm-water from entering our waterways with the possible future re-use of that water.
  • The inception of the first Youth Conservation Corps team outside of metropolitan Adelaide. The team consists of unemployed people between 17 and 25. They carry out valuable and sometimes dirty work while at the same time encouraging young people to care for and take pride in community assets.

Meetings consist of a one hour site assessment followed by a formal meeting at various venues beginning at 4.30pm on the second Thursday of each month. If you are interested in joining us, please contact our secretary Marion Savage on 0439861793.



  10 Mallee Crescent

Port Lincoln S.A.

ABN 73 184 178

Ph: (08)8682 6233

      Merrick Savage:  0429 826233        Marion Savage:  0439 816793


        Specialising in indigenous plants, seed and re-vegetation works in Western South Australia




               We can also supply

 Tube-stock seedlings and a wide range of potted indigenous plants suitable for broad acre, home garden or landscape use. 

 Visit our extensive native plant nursery at 10 Mallee Crescent, Port Lincoln. Open Monday, Friday and Sat. morning, or by appointment.

 Tree planting aids including, tree-guards, mulch matting, fertilizers, hand planters and “grow your own kits”.



Our other services include

  • Botanical surveys and vegetation assessments
  • Native vegetation clearance application proposals for the Native Vegetation Council of South Australia. (Accredited consultants) Western SA only.
  • Environmental pest and weed identification and management.
  • Bush regeneration strategies.
  • Environmental Management plans and integration with development or property plans.
  • Habitat design and management.
  • Fire hazard reduction and management.


 Revegetation works

  • Site preparation, pest and weed management.
  • Direct seeding and tree planting from the backyard, through to large scale mine and
  • industrial site rehabilitation. (difficult sites are our specialty)
  • Dryland salinity and erosion control works.
  • Agroforestry, Woodlots, Bush-tucker, Quandong, Sandalwood, Oil Mallee, Ti-tree Oil   and Perennial Feedlots.




Established in 1989, Eyre Native Seeds helped to pioneer broad-acre re-vegetation across the Eyre Peninsula at a time when millions of trees needed to be put back into the landscape to halt the spread of dry-land salinity and soil erosion.

 Early equipment was crudely adapted from existing farm machinery. By the mid 1990,s purpose built tree seeders were being developed and the cost of tree establishment had been brought down to as little as a few cents per plant.


By 2000 the war against salinity and erosion had been won and Australian farming was entering a new phase following the establishment of the Land Care movement.

 The staff of Eyre Native Seeds would like to thank landowners and farmers across the Eyre Peninsula who allowed us to carry out experimental forms of tree planting on their properties. Those early works led to the development of new and more effective techniques.


Today, most of the works carried out have a focus on bio-diversity, habitat linkages and replication of original ecotypes. Much of this work is still experimental and one thing we have learned about working with natural systems is that you never stop learning.

We hope to continue to help the people of the Eyre Peninsula with their tree planting and re-vegetation projects.





Eyre Native Seeds and staff are proud to have been associated with one of the largest re-vegetation projects ever attempted in South Australia as part of the Maralinga Rehabilitation Project.         1993 – 2001

To remove nuclear contamination across three sites – Taranaki – Weewak and TM’s, all soil was removed from almost four hundred hectares. The sites were then cleaned with industrial street sweepers to remove any remaining dust.

With all of the soil buried in a massive pit, our job was to cover what was now solid sheet limestone with the original native vegetation.  Ripping the limestone to create some form of seed bed was not allowed as it could expose further contamination.

We used Eyre Peninsula ingenuity and local farming knowledge to develop techniques and equipment to tackle such a challenging site with great success.

Almost nine tonnes of seed from a wide range of local species was hand harvested and sown across the sites using a variety of techniques.

The methods developed during the project have since been further developed to help re-establish Grassy Sheoak Woodland which once covered over half of the Eyre Peninsula.


Modern tree seeding sown into solid rock, replicating the original she-
oak woodland. Sheringa 2011 Sown 2006



Southern Eyre Group Inc.

First formed in 1979, the Southern Eyre Branch of The Australian Plants Society is one of the oldest environment related groups on the Eyre Peninsula. The group is still very active, holding monthly outings to various sites of natural beauty around the Lower Eyre Peninsula.


The Australian Plants Society has member groups across Australia and occasionally our group will travel further afield to weekend outings hosted by the Kimba and Eastern Eyre branches or to forums around Australia.


Group members have extensive knowledge of the local flora and fauna and a strong interest in the historical value of natural assets. This knowledge often allows members to gain access to properties and places of interest not normally accessible to the general public.


Outings are held monthly on the second Sunday of each month with August and September the being the most popular due to the wide range of native plant species flowering at that time. Meetings are fairly informal and held with a shared lunch during the outings. Bring a hat, solid footwear, a chair and lunch. Vehicle sharing is usual.


The group has also produced the first local plant Identikit book for the Lower Eyre Peninsula and it is available from our members.


 Local native plants drawn by one of our founding members and well known local artist, the late Christina Haldane.

If you are interested in the native flora of the Eyre Peninsula, this is definitely the group for you. Please contact our secretary John Ison on 86821411 or